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Christina Aguilera arrested on public-drunkenness charge in West Hollywood [Updated]

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01348822d8c7970c-350wi Singer Christina Aguilera was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on suspicion of public drunkenness early Tuesday morning, officials said.

Aguilera, 30, was booked on a single count of public drunkenness at the West Hollywood sheriff's station.

[Updated at 6:52 a.m.: Officials said deputies pulled over a car in which Aguilera was a passenger near a West Hollywood club. The driver was cited for drunk driving, and Aguilera also was taken into custody because she was intoxicated, the officials said. She was being released on $250 bail.]

Aguilera made headlines at the Super Bowl for forgetting some words for the national anthem. She later issued an apology: "I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

She starred opposite Cher in last year's movie "Burlesque."

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Christina Aguilera. Credit: Los Angeles Times

 
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Wait, so you can be arrested for being a drunk passenger? Seems dumb to me.

Not a fan of hers at all, but how is it "Public-Drunkenness" if she was the passenger in a car???

So let me see- she was arrested because she was a passenger in a car while she was intoxicated. Now what's wrong with this picture? We are told to have a designated drive or take a taxi if we drink only to find out we can still be arrested. What the he..!!! Only on the loony left coast, I guess (I hope, anyway).

This is just stupid. Shows just how money hungry these jurisdictions are. Sitting in a car as a passenger allegedly intoxicated and she gets arrested. And these idiots wonder why people have no respect for them!!!!!

I do not understand how one can be charged with public drunkenness when one is in a passenger in a private automobile.

man, doesn't the L.A. Sheriff anything better to do than arrest a passenger in a car for drunk ? I am ashame, I was a police officer in Los Angeles for 33 years and never, never waste the taxs payers money on anything like this. They just wanted her friendship. I hope they lest got a picture.

Riding in a passenger seat intoxicated? West Hollywood must need that $250.00 pretty bad!

Since when did it become illegal for a drunk to be a passenger? Cab drivers and designated drivers beware...

Just because you're famous & Have lots of Money! You outta know better than driving around hollywood intoxicated, these cops are out & ready for anybody messing up! you guys just got caught in time before something really bad could have happen! time to grow up Momma!

When it doesn't rain, it pours ....... leave my baby alone

Since when does someone get arrested for being intoxicated as a passenger of a vehicle? If she was unruly, I can see charging her with public-drunkenness, but there is no indication that was the case in the very short article. West Hollywood has gotten ridiculous with most of their rules and laws. I no longer go there...at all.

So how is being the passenger in a vehicle PUBLIC INTOXICATION....You can't induce Public Intoxication by towing the car. She must have interfered with the investigation but did not have enough for 148 PC...There is more to this...

Could have been a contempt of cop section..She must have pissed them off bad...

What a crock! She was doing fine until they pulled the car over. I thought Prohibition ended in 1933!

what was christina thinking when she went out in the public drinking like that . & here what i think if that was me i would have stad home to do that . but i do not drink . from elizabeth dever.

as always, mostly now that the state is in a big money issue?? the cops are out in FORCE to give out tickets or take you to jail for bail out and court cost, it all adds up and when doe sit stop? WHEN WE GET OFF OUR backside and protest in large numbers?? with the way things are now, who can really fork out $25-500 dollars that one lives from week to week?? more burdens, what was once turn the other chick is now face the the tune??

Since when can you be arrested for being drunk when not driving and not causing a disturbance? Gestapo State.

Well, so much for getting arrested for being a passenger and NOT driving drunk. This is the stupidest arrest that has happened this year. She wasn't in PUBLIC, she was not causing a problem. She was in a vehicle privately owned. The driver is guilty...she is not.

How can she be charged? She's a passenger. I can see if she was standing on the street yelling and being ignorant. Then, you could charge her with public drunkenness. The driver knew he was going to jail already. The was a bad call to charge her.

I LIVE IN SO, CAL. NEVER SEEN A PASSENGER GO TO JAIL, COMING FROM A CLUB!! IM A SINGER IN A BAND,IM AT CLUBS ALOT. AND YES, SHE MUST HAVE PISSED THIS SELF RIGHTOUS DEPUTY OFF! STILL, NO EXCUSE TO ARREST HER. BUT ONCE THE DRIVER IS GONE, AND YOUR FEET HIT THE SIDEWALK. THE CAN ARREST YOU ,BUT A CAB WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE POLITE.MAYBE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THING HAD HIM PISSED. LESSON.....DONT BE RUDE TO THE COPS!!!!!LOL

I meant "that".

She was on her way home from Charlie's party.

Sounds like they're trying to convince her to drive herself next time.

The cops need the $250 to fund their pension plan.

Read the article before you comment dummies, the DRIVER was drunk!!!! she could not function so she was taken in,its her own fault they should of taken a taxi or if i had her income called a limo for a evening of drinking.

The car was probably impounded after the DUI arrest. No one gets cited for driving under the influence per 21252(a and b) VC, and if she was a passenger, she had to walk from there because of the impound after arrest. Now if she was intoxicated to the point where she could not care for herself, then it is the officer's/deputy's duty to take her in for 647(f) PC. Maybe some of you people on here should read it, and then maybe you would understand.

 
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