Christina Aguilera Arrested for Public Intoxication, Boyfriend Gets DUI

Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in West Hollywood.


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Rutler and Aguilera’s car was pulled over when authorities noticed that it was driving erratically. Rutler was charged with driving under the influence and Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication.

The pop singer ”was incapacitated,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore. ”She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated.”

“She didn’t really understand where she was,” Whitmore added. “She said she didn’t drive so she didn’t even know where she lived.”

Aguilera, 30, who was unable to take care of herself, was detained as a safety precaution. With no intention to prosecute, it’s a routine procedure to arrest an intoxicated passenger when the the driver is arrested, CNN reports. The Burlesque star will not face charges.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release “that she was not involved in any criminal activity.”

Both Aguilera’s and  Rutler’s arrests are misdemeanors. Aguilera was released at 7:30 a.m. “when she was able to navigate and to think on her own and make her own way.” Rutler’s bail was set for $5,000, Whitmore said.

Rumors circulate that people close to Aguilera have been trying to get her into rehab for weeks. Aguilera filed for divorce from ex-husband Jordan Bratman in October. The split becomes official on April 15.  Aguilera and Bratman have a 3-year-old son Max.

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