Monday, October 2, 2006

George Michael Arrested on Drug Charge

George Michael was arrested on a drug-related charge and given a warning by London police after a traffic incident early Sunday involving the 43-year-old singer.

"A man was cautioned by police for possession of cannabis," a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman tells PEOPLE. "He was bailed to return on a date in November, in relation to being unfit to drive."

Though British newspapers have splashed the news of Michael's arrest on their front pages, British police customarily do not confirm identities. Scotland Yard would not reveal what day in November Michael must return to police.

According to the BBC, police moved in once they were contacted by drivers who said a car was obstructing traffic. Police tell the news service that an ambulance was summoned and, following his arrest, Michael was taken to a west London hospital as a "precautionary measure."

After Michael's release, his partner, Kenny Goss, told the Sun newspaper that the singer had no comment. "He's fine and I've got him a McDonald's," said Goss.


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