Judge puts brakes on Spears' traffic case


A judge put the brakes on Britney Spears' driving-without-a-license case Wednesday after hearing her attorneys don't believe the troubled pop star is capable of resolving the matter.

Superior Court Judge T.K. Herman continued the misdemeanor case until March 20 after hearing from Spears' lawyer J. Michael Flanagan that her conservatorship attorneys "do not think she is qualified or capable of entering into a binding agreement" at this time. The attorneys also don't believe Spears is capable of giving a deposition or signed declaration, Flanagan said.

Earlier this month a judge placed Spears under the conservatorship of her father and an attorney after more than a year of increasingly bizarre behavior.

The driving-without-a-license charge stems from an Aug. 6, 2007, accident in which Spears hit a parked car and left without notifying the owner. The pop star was originally cited for hit and run and driving without a license but the hit-and-run charge was dropped.