Britney Spears charged with hit-and-run and faces claims of drug overdose
Britney Spears’ luck is running out after being charged with a hit-and-run, causing property damage and driving without a valid license.
Meanwhile, fears that another Britney meltdown is days away surfaced after claims of a drug overdose were made by the singer’s former bodyguard. Tony Barretto revealed to the News of the World that the fallen star is a danger to her children and needs ‘urgent help’.
The driving charges date back to August when Britney scraped another car whilst driving without a license. Her sentence will be decided on 10 October and if convicted she could face up to a year in jail.
Last week Britney was ordered by a judge to undergo random drugs tests. Former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, failed to help Britney’s cause when he claimed yesterday that the troubled star overdosed on a mixture of Class A drugs hours before her comeback performance in May and only weeks after leaving rehab.
‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Britney was completely out of it,’ said Barretto. She was distraught, crying. She looked so ill. We thought she was going to die.’
Barretto, who was sacked by the singer for failing to pick up her hat, gave the shocking evidence to a judge last week who will rule over the custody battle between Britney and ex-husband Kevin Federline and decide who will have primary care of their two children.