George Michael arrested
13:30 27 February 2006
George Michael has been arrested for allegedly possessing drugs - after being found slumped over the steering wheel of his car.
Police arrested the 42-year-old singer in London's West End in the early hours of Sunday morning (26.02.06).
A police spokesman revealed: "We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car on the street close to Hyde Park Corner.
"A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances."
Michael was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs, including cannabis and GHB - a recreational substance popular with clubbers - and has been released on bail.
The 'Careless Whisper' singer was also initially arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive, but police dropped the charge after he was examined by a doctor.
According to reports, officers also found a stash of pornographic material, sex toys and sex masks in the boot of the vehicle.
This is not Michael's first public brush with the law.
In 1998, he was arrested in Los Angeles for lewd conduct after indecently exposing himself to an undercover police officer in a public toilet.
Shortly after the incident Michael admitted he was gay, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.
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