Christina Aguilera Arrested For Public Drunkeness
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials say the 30-year-old singer was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, 25, when it was pulled over for erratic driving around 2:45 a.m. on Clark Street.
Rutler was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. He is being held on a $5,000 bail. He has since been released.
Law enforcement officials say Aguilera was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public so that she could be held at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.
“She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
“She was booked, she was fingerprinted and she was put in a cell,” he said. “And then she’s monitored, and as she gets better, she begins to fend for herself, her head clears up and when she passes the sobriety test within the jail facility … that’s why we take them into custody, to protect them as well as others.”
Whitmore said that as Aguilera got better she stated that she wanted to leave.
“When she was able to navigate and think on her own … she was released,” he said.
Officials say Aguilera was released around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say they don’t plan to seek criminal charges for Aguilera.