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Jurors In Britney Spears Driver’s License Case Ordered To Return For Deliberations Tuesday

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    Jurors deciding Britney Spears’ fate in her trial on a charge of driving without a valid license were ordered to return for further deliberations on Tuesday after being unable to reach a verdict Monday evening.

    As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Spears’ trial on the charge began last Wednesday at a San Fernando Valley, California courthouse. Jurors began their deliberations after receiving the case on Friday afternoon.

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    The case stems from an incident in August 2007, when Spears hit a parked car, while parking her Mercedes-Benz. She left — without leaving a note.

    The owner of the other vehicle later filed a police report and Spears was charged a month later with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid California license. The hit-and-run charges were dismissed in October 2007 after Spears paid an undisclosed sum to the owner.

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    Testimony lasted for about a day in Spears’ trial, though the pop star was not required to and did not appear at the courthouse during the case.

    Twelve jurors began deliberating on Friday afternoon, but were sent home for the weekend by the judge after failing to reach a verdict in just over two hours.

    They continued deliberations again on Monday morning, but sent questions about the case to the judge, including whether Spears was being charged with not having a California license or any license at all.

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    Prosecutors had argued Spears was required to obtain a valid California driver’s license. Her attorney, however, argued that the pop star had a license at the time of the incident, from where her primary residence was – Louisiana. She has since obtained a California license.

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