George Michael arrested on drugs charges: Tabloid
Pop star George Michael was arrested in London on drugs charges after being found slumped at the wheel of his car, according to a British tabloid newspaper report.Updated: Feb 27, 2006 05:02 IST
Pop star George Michael was arrested in London on drugs charges after being found slumped at the wheel of his car, according to a British tabloid newspaper report.
A passer by contacted police after spotting the 42-year-old singer in his car in central London on Saturday night, the Sun newspaper reported.
Michael was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs before being bailed to return to a police station next month. He was checked by paramedics but did not need hospital treatment. A spokesman for London's Metropolitan police, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity in line with force policy, would not confirm if Michael had been arrested, but did say that a 42-year-old man had been arrested on drugs charges after being found at the wheel of a car.
"We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car ... Police attended and spoke to the man, aged 42. A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances of category C and on suspicion of being unfit to drive.
In 1998 Michael was arrested for lewd conduct in a public toilet in Los Angeles after being spotted by an undercover police officer.
First Published: Feb 27, 2006 05:02 IST