Judge revokes Chris Brown's probation

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 12:00pm

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Chris Brown faces possible jail time after a judge revoked his probation Monday in connection with his conviction in the beating of his girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown's alleged failure to hand over his drivers license and insurance information to another driver after a minor traffic crash in May triggered the probation revocation, but the singer will remain free until a trial is held.

Brown, 24, was already facing a probation violation trial after prosecutors accused him of not completing the community labor ordered for his 2009 felony assault conviction.

A woman whose Mercedes was allegedly rear-ended by a Range Rover that Brown was driving on a Los Angeles street told investigators that he "went ballistic" after the traffic accident and screamed at her.

According to the police report on the incident, the other driver, Olga Gure, quoted Brown as shouting at her: "You are a b---h!"

The report added more from Gure, who quoted Brown as saying, "Who do you think you are, b---h? Do you think if you driving Mercedes so got money, b---h? Do you think I am just a black n----r? I got more money than you, beech!"

The trigger for Brown's alleged rage was that Gure took a photo of him and his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, to document the scene -- since he allegedly refused to show her his drivers license, she said.

When Brown tried to grabbed the camera, Tran screamed "Don't touch her, don't touch her," Gure said.

"I was so shocked, that I was speechless," she said. "Just a moment ago he was a nice guy. After screaming some insulting nonsense for a while longer, he slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy."

A private investigator visited her two days later to give her Brown's name, birthdate and business address and the contact information for his lawyer, Mark Geragos, she said. She was also given an expired insurance card for the Range Rover, she said.

A body shop estimate showed Gure's car needed $868 in bumper repairs.

Brown was ordered to return to court on August 16 for a hearing to set a trial date to determine if the probation revocation will stand. If it does, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin could order Brown to jail to serve part of the original five year jail sentence imposed for the attack on Rihanna.

Another judge continued the traffic case against Brown during a hearing Monday morning. He is charged with hit-and-run driving and driving without a license.
 

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