Tuesday September 14, 2010 11:00

George Michael Gets 8 Weeks for Driving Under the Influence

Posted by Randy

A judge at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court sentenced pop star George Michael to eight weeks in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of marijuana.

The case stemmed from Michael’s July accident in north London, where he was arrested after crashing his Range Rover into a photo shop. He made a guilty plea last month on charges of driving under the influence and for possessing cannabis. However, Michael will not be serving the full term of his sentence. The 47-year-old singer will spend only four weeks in jail while the additional four will be spent under a probation program.

Michael, who was once the other half of Wham!, was arrested on July 4 after officers found him barely conscious and slumped at the wheel of his car. Officers who arrested him said Michael was “spaced out” when they approached him. The singer was also arrested and pleaded guilty to a similar offense back in 2007

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