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George Michael Jailed

George Michael has become the latest celebrity to spend time behind bars, as he was jailed today for eight weeks, for driving under the influence of drugs.

Attending London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today, District Judge Perkins told Michael that he had taken a ‘dangerous and unpredictable mix’ of prescription drugs and cannabis as he jailed him.  The 47-year-old, who’s real name is Georgios Panaviotou,  had previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

The ‘Careless Whisper’ singer was arrested in July in Hampstead, North London after crashing his Range Rover into a Snappy Snaps branch while under the influence of cannabis.

Four weeks of the sentence will be served in prison, while the remaining time will be spent under the supervision of the probation services.  Along with the jail term, he was fined £1 300 and banned from driving for two years.

Judge Perkins said he ‘accepted [George had] shown remorse and is ashamed’ of the incident, and took into account the fact that Michael had checked into rehab clinic immediately after the incident, but said he had no choice but to jail the former Wham! Star.

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