Singer George Michael facing drugs charges

Friday August 13, 2010

Scotland Yard has confirmed that George Michael has been charged with driving while under the influence of drink or drugs following an incident last month.

He has also been charged with possession of cannabis, police said.

The 47-year-old - real name Georgios Panayiutou - was arrested on July 4 in Hampstead after allegedly crashing his car into a photographic shop, and put on bail.

George, who was charged when he reported to a police station on Thursday, is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistartes Court on August 24.

Photo: © Rex

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