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Emmylou Harris

Charged with Hit-and-Run

After Freeway Accident

1/30/2013 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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1:38 PM PT -- A lawyer for Emmylou Harris has just entered a "not guilty" plea on Emmylou's behalf.

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Country singer Emmylou Harris has been charged with hit-and-run ... after allegedly crashing her rental into another car on the 405 freeway back in October and fleeing the scene -- TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County District Attorney filed the misdemeanor charge against Emmylou today. 

TMZ broke the story ... CHP launched an investigation into Emmylou after the other driver filed a report, claiming the 65-year-old Grammy winner slammed into the person's car on October 1st around 10pm ... and took off.

Emmylou's rep called the fender bender a "garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405," claiming Emmylou only left the scene because she didn't realize she struck another car.

If convicted on the hit-and-run charge, Emmylou faces up to 6 months in jail.

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1.

billybob    

Yessss!

634 days ago
2.

Cheryl A.    

Nice try hag but if you didn't "realize" you hit something maybe you should stop driving! AND only in California is Leaving the Scene a misdemeanor.

634 days ago
3.

EasilyHard    

Sure there was no liquor involved

634 days ago
4.

Phishie from Philly    

Two words come to my mind; WHO, & CARES.
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Phishie from Philly

634 days ago
5.

KnuckleDragger    

It's not called Hit-and-Run on the 405...it's called Lane Changing.

634 days ago
6.

jeannie    

OH MY..Heller is already thinking

634 days ago
7.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

People that aren't guilty of something stick around and exchange insurance info. Hmmmm....

634 days ago
8.

Elsa    

her face looks like a hit and run

634 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Ah, sounds like Grannie Pants had too much Geritol. Hit & Run idiots should serve time because when the insurance companies have to pick up the tab, they pass the cost to us. Pizzes me off to pay for people like Grannie Pants rotten driving/drunk driving!!!

634 days ago
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judy jetson    

Harvey: how come your not reporting according to Robert kardashian that Kris Jenner tortured Kim and koutney kardashian pulled there hair and repeatly beat them?? And when you mention Lindsay lohan you don't mention that her movie the canyons got turned down by 2 festivals and is a complete laughing stock?? Are you being paid off by the kardashians and the makers of the canyons?? There are better stories on other sites!!

634 days ago
11.

Scary    

How do you hit another car on the 405 and not realize it? Even if it were a tiny bump, you'd know something happened. Also, I've never seen bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 405 at that time of night. She just thought she could run and get away with it.

634 days ago
12.

static    

The only hit she's ever had.

634 days ago
13.

ABB    

What the hell is an Emmylou Harris? I drive the 405 often.

634 days ago
14.

Cat    

Too bad her name wasn't Lindsaylou Harris she may have gotten away with it! Dollars to donuts NOTHING will happen to her either!

634 days ago
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Duchess    

It gave her time so she didn't have to take a sobriety, pee or blood test.

634 days ago
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