Aguilera released after arrest
Published 01/03/2011 | 15:31
Christina Aguilera has been released from jail after she was arrested for being drunk in public, and authorities don't plan to seek criminal charges.
Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Bill McSweeney said the 30-year-old singer and actress was in a car driven by her boyfriend that was stopped on a West Hollywood street at about 2.45 am on Tuesday.
The former child TV star's boyfriend, 25-year-old Matthew Rutler, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. His bail was set at 30,000 dollars.
Deputy McSweeney said Burlesque star Christina appeared to be extremely intoxicated and incapable of driving home, so she was taken to the West Hollywood sheriff's station and held until she sobered up.
He said Christina was released out a back gate at around 7.30 am, avoiding media at the front.