British pop singer George Michael was arrested over the weekend after crashing his car into a London store, police confirmed Tuesday. The 47-year-old singer was reportedly traveling back from a gay pride march in central London when his Range Rover crashed into a North London branch of British photo developing store Snappy Snaps, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
"Police were called at approximately 3:35am on Sunday 4 July to reports of a vehicle in collision with a building on Hampstead High Street,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said Tuesday, New York Post reports.
The singer was not breathalysed, insisting to officers he had not been drinking. But he is thought to have been tested for drugs at a north London police station, the Daily Mirror reported. No drugs were recovered and the 47-year-old star was released on bail until August.
The incident is the seventh time George, who openly admits to being a cannabis user, has been at the centre of a police investigation into his driving. Last year, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when his Land Rover hit a lorry on the A34 in Berkshire. He had just completed a two-year driving ban at the time and was subsequently released without charge, Daily Mail says.
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