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Chris Brown Facing Criminal Charges After a Hit and Run

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Recording artist Chris Brown sits courtside during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Here we go: TMZ reports that Chris Brown has been charged with two misdemeanors after his involvement in a fender-bender last month. Brown allegedly rear-ended a Mercedes, then refused to hand over his insurance information; he was also apparently driving without a valid license. If convicted, Brown would face jail time for violating the terms of his Rihanna probation. For his part, Brown is denying the claims on Twitter, and he has also changed his avatar to a picture of the driver in question, because of course he has.

Photo: Ronald Martinez/2012 Getty Images