Washington (ANI): People in Los Angeles may soon see Britney Spears featuring in election campaign ads, for a candidate in the race for city district attorney is commissioning a poll to determine whether his opponent's failed attempt to prosecute the pop diva on a traffic misdemeanour can win him votes. L.A. city council member Jack Weiss' campaign is asking registered voters to weigh in on Deputy City Attorney Michael Amerian's case against Spears for her 2007 hit-and-run case, as part of the poll.
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.