George Michael arrested in London for drugs

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George Michael has been arrested in London on drug charges after being found passed out in a car:

A London police spokesman would not confirm Michael had been arrested. He issued a statement saying a 42-year-old man had been held on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs, a group in British law which includes cannabis, tranquilizers and some painkillers.

“We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car,” the statement said. “He was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.”

He was bailed to return to a police station in late March pending a police investigation.

Obviously if this is true, George Michael is not sober and that’s a shame. Otherwise this is not a case of impaired driving. He wasn’t driving, he was just passed out in a car. We can’t assume that he drove to that point, although it’s possible. He may have visited a friend or a bar in the area and tried to sleep it off in his car. It’s a bit damning that he was “slumped over the wheel,” but he was parked and you can’t assume anything.

Also, he’s out on bail now and he’s surely embarassed, but not much will come of this case apart from bad publicity, a potential stint in rehab, and another teary-eyed confession on Oprah.

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