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LeAnn Rimes questioned in Brentwood hit-and-run

August 21, 2009 |  8:02 am

Rimes Country singer LeAnn Rimes was questioned Thursday by LAPD officers after she was accused of a misdemeanor hit-and-run in Brentwood, officials said today.

Officers with the West Traffic Division went to Rimes’ home to question her following the 7:45 p.m. accident in the 11000 block of Montana Avenue.

If police decide there is enough evidence to pursue the case, they would forward it to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for further review.

No details about the accident were available, and Rimes could not be immediately reached for comment.

[Background material added at 8:20 a.m.: The Mississippi-born singer, 26, is a two-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Rimes was an apple-cheeked 13-year-old prodigy who rode her album "Blue" to the top of the charts and, in turn, became the youngest Grammy winner ever, before branching out into pop music.

"I was always America's sweetheart, but you grow up, you get married, you have sex, my God!" she said last year in an interview. "I work out a lot, I take care of myself and I like showing it off in a way that's fun and doesn't show too much and that shows that that's part of being a woman."]

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: LeAnn Rimes performs earlier this month in Chicago. Credit: Jeff Gentner / Getty Images