Britneys traffic trial underway

October 18th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Britney Spears

Washington, October 18 (ANI): A jury has started its deliberation process in Britney Spears driving-without-a-license trial after hearing both the closing arguments.

The process that began on October 17 saw the panel deliberating for two hours though they were unable to reach a verdict, consequently dismissing the case for the weekend.

Prosecutor Michael Amerian argued before the court that the singer should be convicted of the misdemeanour charge since she did not possess a California driver’’s license at the time of the August 2007 fender bender.

Amerian further raised a point that though Britney hailed from Lousiana, she harboured every intention to live in California a point substantiated by the fact that not only every major event of her life occurred here but that she planned on making it her home.

“Every significant occurrence of Britney Spears’’s life has occurred in Los Angeles,” People magazine quoted him as saying while referring to her marriage, the birth of her two sons, and divorce.

“She is a California resident, he added.

Amerian also said that since the singer had applied for (but did not receive) a California license four months prior to the accident “shows her intent to stay here.”

However, Britneys father, Jamie Spears testified in her defence claiming that the singer considered Louisiana as her home.

The defence argued that Spears “doesn”t want to be here (in California). She’’s a Louisiana girl. She’’s only here because of her custody case. She keeps thinking, maybe next month I can go home.”

If found guilty, Britney might have to face up to six months in jail in addition to a 1,000 dollar fine. (ANI)

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