David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife’s hit and run trial


Somehow I’d missed this story, but apparently David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, was involved in a minor hit and run in January. It sounds very Britney Spears-esque. She backed into a car, got out and inspected both cars, and left because she didn’t see any damage. Makes sense, right? I think more than a few of us have “tapped” another car and – finding no damage – have left, right? Just me? Okay well I guess I’m a criminal, because I didn’t realize you had to leave a note anyway. But apparently you do, because an onlooker took down Bach’s license plate and called police. Thank you, onlooker, for being such a good citizen. Even though she was never arrested, a judge order Bach booked on the charge, which violates procedure. Her lawyer is trying to get the case halted (and I’m guessing eventually thrown out) because of the judge’s mistake.

“David Hasselhoff’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, is trying to halt her trial on a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge stemming from a fender-bender earlier this year. In court papers filed Tuesday, Bach’s lawyer asked the Los Angeles Superior Court appeals division to delay her trial, set to begin Wednesday. Attorney Mark Geragos argues the delay is necessary because a judge made an error by ordering her booked on the charge even though she hadn’t been arrested or issued a citation in the case.

“The case started when Bach allegedly backed into a car Jan. 22 in North Hollywood, inspected both cars, and left because she didn’t see any damage. An onlooker took down her license plate number and called police. The case was forwarded to the city attorney’s office, which filed a hit-and-run charge. When Bach appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court to enter a not guilty plea, a judge ordered her booked.”

[From the Washington Post]

I don’t generally say this about celebrities going to jail (because it makes me really, really happy) but booking her on a hit and run seems pretty severe. I would expect a traffic citation to be entered. Either way, I need to find this judge’s name and mail him a copy of Britney Spears’ license plate number for the pharmacy parking lot debacle last month. Can you imagine if she was charged with a hit and run? If Bach’s actions constituted one, that Brit’s would too – and there’s a ton of videotaped evidence, including the fact that Britney didn’t even look at the other car – only her own – and that she did cause damage. Oh happy day! Let’s hope we get a report about that in the next few weeks.

Picture note by JayBird: Images thanks to PR Photos.


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