Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. Steve Whitmore just gave a press conference about Christina Aguilera’s arrest and he basically confirmed what we already knew—Xtina was a drunken mess!
“I think you all pretty much know what happened. At 2:45AM a gentleman was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence,” he told reporters. Adding that Christina, who was not driving, was also arrested because “she wasn’t able to take care of herself. She wasn’t belligerent, she just wasn’t capable of taking care of herself.”
Officers arrested Christina’s boyfriend Matt Rutler because he was “clearly intoxicated” around 2:45AM at the intersection of Sunset and Clarke in Los Angeles. “[Christina] was brought here and when she was unable to navigate and think on her own,” so she was arrested and “released at about 7:30AM.”
When asked if they usual arrest passengers who are intoxicated Whitmore said, “If a person is incapacitated the deputy on the scene makes that decision. But because both of them were under the influence…she wasn’t able to take care of herself…so for the safety of the individual we brought her here until she could fend for herself.”
The Sheriff’s department is deciding whether or not to release her booking photo. At first Sheriff Whitmore said the photo would be released then changed his mind. “There will no criminal prosecution. There was no intent to prosecute [Aguilera] so we may not release the booking photo.”
Booking photo or not, this will definitely go on Christina’s record. She will have a record of misdemeanor of public drunkenness, but will not be prosecuted.
Stay tuned for more details!