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.