Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BBC News-George Michael Pleads Gulity to Drug Driver Charge

George Michael: PA/BBC News
(Story reported by BBC News) 

Singer George Michael has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis.

The 47-year-old was handed a six-month interim driving ban and is due to return to court for sentencing on 14 September.

Michael was told by the judge that his offences were "a serious matter" and he could face imprisonment.

The pop star was arrested on 4 July in Hampstead, north London, after he crashed his car into a shop.

'Spaced out'

The Wham! star, from nearby Highgate, was on police bail after crashing his luxury Range Rover with a branch of photographic store Snappy Snaps.

During the hearing at Highbury Magistrates Court, Michael spoke only to confirm his details and enter the guilty plea.

The musician removed his trademark dark glasses while he stood in the dock.

(Click here to read the full story on the BBC News website)

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