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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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The american police state is coming along nicely I see.

Okay, everyone's riled up that a drunk passenger got arrested. Here's what I read earlier: the guy driving the car was obviously going to jail for being drunk. Had SHE been sober, she could have taken the car and gotten herself home. However, since she was also apparently completely loaded, they took her in so that she could sober up. She's not being prosecuted for anything, so everyone should relax.

Having said that, I don't know why she couldn't have called one of her assistants or bodyguards to come pick her up. Next stop: rehab!

The driver had a blood-alcohol level of 0.09 percent. Neither probably knew he was over the limit. Many people still think you can have a couple of drinks and be OK to drive.

The police officer said that Christina Aguilera was "..cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever". The put her there for her safety and she won't be prosecuted.

Not a big story. Just another lesson for people that shouldn't drive even if you only had 1 or 2 drinks and you shouldn't let your DD have 1 or 2 drinks.

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