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- Posted on Sep 14th 2010 11:00AM by Dan Reilly
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The charges stem from a July incident in which the 47-year-old singer drove his car into a London storefront in the early morning hours after the city's annual gay pride parade. After admitting that he had smoked cannabis before getting behind the wheel, Michael was arrested and, on top of his prison term, will be banned from driving for six months and have to pay a $1,725 fine.
As WENN reports, judge John Firkin told Michael that his decision to get behind the wheel while stoned was "dangerous and unpredictable, even more dangerous for you given your record." Firkin was referring to Michael's previous vehicular incidents, which include a car accident in 2009 and a 2006 arrest after police found him slumped over the wheel of his car in the middle of the road.
On top of his infamous Los Angeles bathroom arrest in 1998, Michael has been nabbed for possessing drugs several times. In 2009, he admitted to the Guardian that he smokes seven to eight spliffs a day on average, down from 25 in his younger years. Maybe his time in prison will finally teach him to pass on grass.