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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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cindyloo    

Why did it take so long to charge her?

526 days ago
17.

JORIAL    

The police have hunted down, captured and charged Emmylou Harris... finally the streets are safe!

526 days ago
18.

Forker    

ya but there are two justice systems in L.A. one for regular people and one for celebs.

526 days ago
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Jorial    

California police have hunted down, captured and charged Emmylou Harris. Finally the streets are safe!

526 days ago
20.

mya89    

She looks manlier than Hulk Hogan..

526 days ago
21.

thugzilla    

Lying bitch knew damn well she hit that car. Same old celeb mentality, they think the rules and the laws dont apply to them like they are somehow better than everyone else and entitled to better traetment. Guess this bitch found out defferently. Stupid whore bitch!!

526 days ago
22.

elm    

Hmmm.....drunken Hit-n-run....: Otherwise known as......doing research for a new Country-Western song.......

526 days ago
23.

sunnyjazzislove    

Wow! I haven't seen or heard her name in 10+ years! Thanks TMZ!

526 days ago
24.

jeffdg    

i see a lot of awful comments, but not one based on facts.

526 days ago
25.

Los Pepes    

country singer?????
TMZ
The Moron Zone

526 days ago
26.

jay    

WoW!! Vince Neil has really let himself go.

526 days ago
27.

Sharon    

EmmyLou Harris is known for singing Bluegrass music the best... But apparantly she hasnt been in alot of trouble over the years... Do some research on her before you condem!

526 days ago
28.

Janet    

Well I've met this woman and she was totally rude. I was at a private party, waiting in line for the buffet and she was in front of me and she just stood in front of the food eating without any regard for the line that was forming behind her, thought she was the queen of everything. Doesn't surprise me int he least.

526 days ago
29.

DaveT    

Country music writer can get at least a dozen country songs out of this incident. Yee haw.

526 days ago
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marvin nubwaxer    

way to beat a dui charge i think.

526 days ago
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