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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:48 pm | Updated: 5:35 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - Police are investigating reports that James Blunt ran over someone's foot as he was leaving a party, then drove off, authorities said Tuesday. The alleged victim told police his foot was injured at a party Saturday around 1:50 a.m., police spokeswoman Martha Garcia said.

"Some of the witnesses also reported that it was Mr. Blunt who was driving the car," she said.

"James was leaving a party and his car was swarmed by paparazzi," Blunt's publicist Sheila Richman said.

In a statement, she said the singer was driving "2 mph" and that he was "trying to navigate his car through all of the people."

The celebrity news Web site TMZ.com reported that Blunt was accompanied in the car by supermodel Petra Nemcova.

Blunt received Grammy nominations this year for song and record of the year but lost in both categories to the Dixie Chicks.

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