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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.

india 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