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Spears' ex-boyfriend faces hit-and-run charges

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Britney Spears' boyfriend Adnan Ghalib (R) stands outside an SUV carrying Spears before leaving the Los Angeles County courthouse shortly after she exited the vehicle and then reentered without going inside for a hearing regarding visitation rights for her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline in Los Angeles in this file photo from January 14, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former boyfriend of pop singer Britney Spears was charged with three felonies on Tuesday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run two weeks ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

Adnan Ghalib, a 36-year-old celebrity photographer, allegedly drove toward a man attempting to serve a restraining order against him on February 11, a statement said.

The victim jumped on the hood of Ghalib's Mercedes and hung on as the car swerved. He later fell off, breaking his wrist, and Ghalib allegedly drove away without stopping, according to the statement.

Ghalib has been charged with one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and hit-and-run. Prosecutors are asking bail to be set at $110,000. If convicted, Ghalib faces up to seven years in prison.

The restraining order was filed last month by Spears' father, Jamie Spears, who was granted temporary control of his troubled daughter's personal affairs last year. He also obtained an order against Sam Lutfi, the singer's former self-styled manager.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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