K-Fed’s Lawyer Says Britney Repeatedly Failing To Respond To Court-Ordered Drug Tests

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 12:34 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Britney Spears has been routinely ducking court-ordered drug tests, a lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said in court Thursday.

Spears has been called to the laboratory 14 times, but has failed to respond to eight of those calls, Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon Thursday morning.

Federline has temporary custody of 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James.

Spears lawyer Anne Kiley argued the previous court order was unconstitutional and Spears didn't respond to the lab phone calls within an hour, as ordered by the court, because she was sleeping.

Kiley asked that Spears be given six hours to respond to the laboratory phone requests. Gordon said time wasn't the problem, noting Spears has lost telephone numbers and changed her telephone numbers.

He suggested Spears get a separate cell phone for lab-only use.

Kiley then said she wanted to contact the laboratory, and Gordon said lawyers should return at 10:30 a.m. with a plan that works.