George Michael Pleads Guilty to Driving While High

Former Wham! singer George Michael pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis in London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Monday morning, after crashing through the front window of a Snappy Snaps photo shop in the wee hours of the morning on July 4.

Subjecting Michael to a six-month ban from driving—not an issue, since the singer has voluntarily taken himself off the road since the incident—District Judge Robin McPhee told the defendant,

“It is a serious matter. Your driving was extremely poor and there was an accident. There is also your conviction from three years ago.”

The 47-year-old Michael pleaded guilty to driving while unfit due to drugs in May 2007, after being found slumped over behind the wheel and blocking an intersection. The “I Want Your Sex” vocalist’s extensive rap sheet also includes arrests for drug possession in 2006 and 2008, and a conviction for lewd behavior stemming from a 1998 sting operation in a Beverly Hills public men’s room.

Michael will return to court to face sentencing for this latest incident on September 14.

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