No charges will be levied against Christina Aguilera following her late night arrest for public intoxication.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Aguilera, 27, was taken into custody for her protection and held until the effects of alcohol wore off and she was safe to go home:
An extremely intoxicated Aguilera, 30, was taken into custody at 2:45 a.m. for her own safety and released around 7:30 a.m. after she sobered up, sheriff’s Deputy Bill McSweeney said.
The arrest will go on Aguilera’s record, says LA Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, but will not be processed through the courts. Whitmore confirms:
“There will be no court date, and there will be no prosecution.”
Aguilera, whose divorce to music exec Jordan Bratman is still pending, was arrested along with boyfriend Matthew Rutler. Rutler was not released when Aguilera was taken out a back door to avoid photgraphers, and he is being held on $30,000 bail for suspicion of DUI.
Aguilera has been heavily rumored to be struggling with alcohol-related issues in the past few months, and her shaky performance at last month’s Super Bowl has fueled the speculation that a stint in rehab may be in the pop star’s future.