Christina Aguilera Arrested for Public Intoxication

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Posted March 2, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Grammy award singer gets first arrest on record for public intoxication

Her last album was called Bionic, Christina Aguilera might need to follow it up with “Intoxic.”

The Grammy-award winning pop/R&B singer was arrested for public intoxication on March 1, while her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, was arrested for drunk driving for drunk driving. TMZ broke the news and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s Department, Rutler was pulled over at 2:45 a.m. in West Hollywood and was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Aguilera, a passenger, was considered intoxicated. A representative from the sheriff’s headquarters told Billboard.com at 11:00 a.m. that Aguilera had not been arrested, Sheriff’s Dept. representative Steve Whitmore clarified in a press conference with reporters that the singer was “technically arrested.” “[Aguilera] was not capable of taking care of herself,” Whitmore says. “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.”

So far, 2011 isn’t Aguilera’s year. She recently flubbed the lyrics of the National Anthem during the Super Bowl on Feb. 6. Her only token of redemption: performing at the Grammy Awards while “oversouling” an Aretha Franklin tribute alongside Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride.

PICTURED ABOVE: Leaked mugshot of Christina Aguilera (Mar. 1); Aguilera with boyfriend, Matthew Ruler

FURTHER READING >>

Christina Aguilera Arrested for Public Intoxication – Billboard.com
Christina Aguilera’s mugshot- yikes – Zap2it.com
Expert: Christina Aguilera’s Recent Troubles Could Lead to a Custody Battle – FOXNews.com


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