He is said to be trying to create an election issue out of the unsuccessful driving-without-a-license prosecution, ABCNews.com reports. "Amerian prosecuted singer Britney Spears for driving with an out-of-state driver's license. Normally, people get a ticket for this but Amerian tried to give Spears a criminal record," Fox News quoted pollsters as telling voters.
According to reports, Weiss' workers also remind voters that the judge dismissed the case, and Amerian was lambasted for 'using Spears to draw attention to his political campaign'.
The hitting of a parked car by Spears, and her leaving the scene, was captured in paparazzi photos in August 2007. Even though the singer settled the hit-and-run case, Amerian filed criminal charges against her. He argued that the pop star lived in Los Angeles, but failed to get her California driver's license updated.