Britney Spears turns herself into police for hit and run charge

Britney Spears turned herself in to police last night (15.10.07).

The Toxic singer, dressed in a black mini-skirt and leather jacket, arrived at Los Angeles’ Van Nuys County Jail at 9.25pm to face hit and run charges relating to an incident in August.

A source from the Los Angeles Police Department said: “At approximately 9.25pm Miss Britney Spears checked into the Van Nuys County Jail for a court ordered booking.

“She was put through standard booking procedures which included booking photographs, fingerprinting and collection of information.

“Britney was at all time co-operative in the process. She was there for approximately 45 minutes.”

It is not thought Britney spent any time in a holding cell, and the troubled star opted to leave the jail via the front entrance when offered a back-route exit.

The 25-year-old star was filmed by paparazzi steering her car into a parked vehicle in a San Fernando Valley parking lot while driving without a valid licence, before fleeing the scene on 6 August.

She was charged in September with one count of hit and run and causing property damage, and one count of driving without a valid California licence.

Both charges carry a maximum of six months in jail.