UK judge takes one more dangerous driver off the roads: George Michael

It used to be that when you heard the name “George Michael” and the word “police” in the same sentence, you automatically thought of lewd acts in public toilets.  But in recent years, George Michael seems to have left cubicle sex behind in favor of a more dangerous recreational activity: driving under the influence.  In 2006 Michael was arrested for possession of class C drugs after being found asleep in the driver’s seat of his car.

A few weeks later, he participated in a hit-and-run where he crashed into three parked cars and then fled the scene.  Later that year, he was arrested for DUI when he blocked an intersection with his car after having smoked cannabis, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service (presumably not cleaning public toilets).  In 2008 George Michael turned to harder drugs, and was arrested for possession of an unidentified class A substance (rumored to be crack cocaine).  After his release he vowed to do something about his drug problem, but earlier this week he was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and given a fine and a five-year suspended license for yet again driving under the influence of cannabis.  Reports from people in the courtroom say that Michael gasped audibly when he heard the sentence, so maybe this will be the wake-up call he needs to finally get his life back together.

Holy Crap, George Michael, Stay Out Of Public Bathrooms!

You think George Michael would have learned by now that if he goes into a public bathroom, the law is gonna follow. Not that it’s right, but come ON. This time, George didn’t get popped for trying to score some booty. No, this time George got popped with pot and crack. Apparently public toilets are nicer in the UK than in the US, ‘cuz they have bathroom attendants! The UK Sun says one of them tipped-off the law after George was seen “loitering in underground loos” in London’s Hampstead Heath on Friday.

Underground loos? Maybe they aren’t as nice after all. I digress. Cops said: “We can confirm that a 45-year-old man was arrested on September 19 on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area. He was taken to a north London police station where he received a caution for possession of class A and class C drugs.” “A caution” obviously has a different meaning in the UK than it does here. You MIGHT get “a caution” for running a stop sign here. Crazy Brits! I don’t even think Amy Winehouse has gotten “a caution”, although if she did, she’d roll it up and smoke it.

When officers arrived the the former Wham star was still in the toilet and police reportedly found him in possession of cannabis and crack cocaine. Damn. Big Brother does live. Snarkista’s not an endorser of drug use, but she is strongly in favor of privacy while in the toilet.

George has apologized to his fans. Hopefully he can kick his drug AND public potty habits.