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London — Pop Singer George Michael was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning after his car collided with another vehicle.
He was questioned by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, and was later released without charge, the BBC said.
The 46-year-old singer, who had just completed a two-year driving ban, was held after his silver Land Rover hit a lorry on the A34 in Berkshire at around 1am. He was taken to Lodden Valley police station, near Reading, for questioning before being released around five hours later.
A spokeswoman for Thames Valley police said: “Officers were called at 1am on August 14 to a collision on the southbound carriageway of the A34, approximately two miles north of the M4.
“It was between a silver Land Rover and an articulated lorry. The driver of the Land Rover, a 46-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.
“He was taken to Lodden Valley police station, where he was questioned and released at 5.55am.”
The lorry driver, Laurie Rowe, told the Daily Mail that Michael had been “completely disorientated, like he had no idea what was going on”.
“He looked totally dazed and even tried to climb into the cab of my lorry. He kept saying he was worried he would go to jail.”
But in a statement released today, Michael denied being drunk. “Neither of us was charged because we were both stone cold sober,” he said. “We both think the other is to blame so this is just an insurance fight.
“I don’t want my fans or my family worried by what they are reading all over again.”
George Michael who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, with seven US number one singles, 11 number one singles in Britain and six number one albums, was also cautioned for drugs possession in 2008.