A former boyfriend of pop star Britney Spears was sentenced to 45 days in prison on Friday for fleeing the scene of an accident earlier this year.
Adnan Ghalib, 37, a photographer who befriended Spears, was also ordered to complete a 52-week anger management program and ordered to perform 45 days of community service by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Susan Speer.The punishment resulted from an incident on February 11, when Ghalib tried to flee a process server attempting to issue a restraining order obtained by Spears’ father against him.
As the server attempted to issue the court papers, Ghalib jumped into his Mercedes-Benz sports car and drove towards him. The server was forced to jump on to the car’s hood and suffered a broken wrist.
Ghalib, who drove off after the incident, was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery. Those counts were dismissed after he pleaded no contest at a court hearing last month. — AFP