George Michael arrested after crash
George Michael has been arrested after crashing his car into a shop.
The 47-year-old British singer was reportedly on his way home from London`s Gay Pride parade at 3.35am on Sunday morning when he lost control of his Range Rover and smashed it into a photo shop near his home in Hampstead, North London. The crash buckled a door frame and shattered windows of the Snappy Snaps shop in the upmarket suburb.
CCTV footage showed a shocked George climbing out of the vehicle to wait for police.
George, who ended a two-year drug driving ban last year, was arrested and held on suspicion of being unfit to drive. After an interview with police, he was released on bail.
"A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive," a police spokesman said.
George`s representative has refused to comment.
The former WHAM! star was banned from driving for 24 months after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car in Cricklewood, North West London, in May 2007. He admitted he was under the influence of illicit substances.
Shortly after the ban was lifted, George was again held on suspicion of being unfit to drive after he collided with a truck late at night on a motorway in Berkshire, England. He was eventually released without charge.
George has also faced several drugs charges. He was cautioned for possession of a class C drug in February 2006, and held in September 2008 for possession of class A and class C drugs.
George has been ordered to return to the police station in August pending inquiries.