Wham! Singer George Michael Gets 8 Weeks, Nearly $2K Fine, in 'Drug Driving' Case
A pop singer who rose to fame with Wham! in the 1980s will be singing the blues in jail after receiving an eight-week sentence from a British judge today for what the Associated Press terms “drug driving.”
George Michael likely will have to serve only half that time before being paroled. He also was fined about $1,930 and lost his driving privileges for five years after driving his Range Rover into a shop window in London in July.
The judge in the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court case credited him for pleading guilty and seeking help for anxiety and depression after the accident and expressed regret for putting him in jail. However, he cited the danger that the 47-year-old had posed to himself and others due to a “dangerous and unpredictable mix” of marijuana and prescription drugs.