Christina Aguilera Detained for Intoxication, Boyfriend Arrested for DUI

By: Mike Hess / March 1, 2011

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Christina Aguilera found herself in some legal trouble on Tuesday morning after being taken into police custody  for public intoxication while her boyfriend, Matt Rutler, was arrested for driving under the influence.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department:

At 2:45 A.M. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputies assigned to West Hollywood station conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Clark Street, West Hollywood, regarding a Drunk Driving investigation.  The driver, Matthew Rutler, was determined to be driving while under the influence of alcohol and arrested. Christina Aguilera was the passenger in the vehicle. Deputies determined Aguilera was intoxicated.  Since she was not able to care for her safety and no one was available to ensure her safety, Aguilera was taken into custody.  Sheriff’s Department officials stressed that she was not involved in any criminal activity and will be released when she can safely care for herself.

TMZ initially reported that Aguilera was arrested and booked at 2:45 in the morning after being taken into custody in West Hollywood, but now conflicting reports say that Aguilera was detained, but not arrested. According to the LA Times, she was released on $250 bail.

There has been much speculation about Aguilera’s well-being lately, as various reports from sources and friends claimed the songstress has been spiraling out of control since her divorce from husband Jordan Bratman.

Aguilera performed at The Grammys earlier in February, delivering a strirring verse in the show’s Aretha Franklin tribute, but what made even more headlines was when she fell on stage shortly afterwards. Watch a video below: