Amy Winehouse arrested


In less-than-shocking news, Amy Winehouse has been arrested. No, not for harboring 29 different kinds of drugs in her system, but for involvement in husband Blake Fielder-Civil’s court case for perverting the course of justice. Fielder-Civil beat up a bartender last June, and was arrested. He was let out on bail before he was re-arrested and held for perverting the course of justice, which is similar to witness tampering in US legalese. While it’s no clear what Amy’s involvement was, it was enough to arrest her. Unlike her husband, she was let out on bail.

Amy Winehouse was arrested, and later released, on Monday in London in connection with an alleged plan to derail a criminal case against her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. “A 24-year-old woman has been arrested by appointment at an East London police station,” police tell PEOPLE. “She is currently in custody. The arrest was in connection with an investigation into perverting the course of justice.”

Winehouse’s U.S. rep tells PEOPLE: “I can confirm that she did go in voluntarily to be interviewed and was placed under arrest, as is common practice in the U.K., before being questioned. The singer was released after being questioned, her rep says. As is British custom, police do not name people who are arrested – only if they are later charged with a crime.

Winehouse was forced to give fingerprints and a saliva swab to police. “Any person arrested is required to give both DNA and fingerprints,” says the spokeswoman.

[From People]

It will be interesting to see if Amy ends up being charged with a crime. Considering the codependent relationship she has with Blake, it would be truly shocking to me if he committed a crime and she had no knowledge about it. I know this sounds horrible, but it might do Amy some good to spend a little time in jail. I’d prefer she go to rehab, it’s better than nothing. I know you can easily get drugs in jail, but I’d guess they’d keep a pretty close eye on her, and maybe have her completely segregated from the rest of the population. Maybe it’d be the impetus to get her to change her life around.

Picture note by Jaybird: Header of Amy on an early morning shopping spree for lucozade from a kebab shop on December 10th. Images thanks to WENN.

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