The eyecatching headline might oversell the story somewhat:
Spears charged with hit-and-run
She has been, but rather than the sprawled pensioner in the road, shopping bags scattered all over the place, that you might be picturing, it's more that she pranged another car and didn't stop.
Still, she doesn't appear to have been properly licenced and, under LA law, Spears could be looking at a six-month jail stretch. Which might hamper the comeback plans a bit.