Christina Aguilera’s Boyfriend Will Not Be Charged With Drunk Driving

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Christina Aguilera’s boyfriend won’t be prosecuted for drunken driving in connection with a March 1 traffic stop in which the singer was taken into custody because she was “not capable of taking care of herself,” reported Sunday.

The District Attorney’s Office decided against charging 25-year-old Matthew Rutler, whose blood-alcohol content tested at 0.06 percent, below the 0.08 percent threshold, TMZ reported.

Authorities decided not to pursue charges against Rutler within hours of the roughly 2:45 a.m. arrest in West Hollywood, according to the website.

On the morning Aguilera was detained, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Aguilera, 30, was taken into custody for her own good, because “she was not capable of taking care of herself. She was incapacitated. She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever; she was just intoxicated.”

“So, what we do is that we do, indeed, arrest the individual on a misdemeanor — public intoxication — but we have no desire to prosecute. None whatsoever. It is just for a public welfare, public safety issue,” he said.

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