Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication early Tuesday morning (March 1) and jailed for her own safety until she sobered.
Aguilera, 30, was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler. The couple was pulled over at 2:45 a.m. when deputies noticed the vehicle driving erratically.
Both were booked, Aguilera for public intoxication and Rutler for DUI. Law enforcement officials say that Rutler blew a .09 on a breathalizer and impounded his car after he was arrested.
Christina was released from custody at about 7:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
“We have no desire to prosecute, none whatsoever. It is just for a public safety issue,” said Whitmore. “When she was able to navigate and to think on her own and make her own way, she was released. She was not capable to taking care of herself. She was incapacitated,” continued Whitmore. “She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated.”
“As she got better, she just said, ‘I would like to leave,’” says Whitmore, and Christina was released.
No word from Christina or her reps.