pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving while unfit
from drug use. The 43-year-old singer said in court that he
was guilty due to ''tiredness and prescribed drugs.''
A charge of operating a vehicle while under the
influence of drugs was dropped by the Crown
Prosecution Service. Sentencing was deferred until May 30,
pending more blood tests.
real name is George Panayiotou, was arrested in the early
hours of October 2 after police responded to complaints that
a car was blocking an intersection in North London.
Police said he was found slumped over the wheel of the
''I am perfectly
aware that I did something very wrong and got into my
car when I was unfit to drive,'' Michael told the court. ''I
was not in my normal physical state, and I'm perfectly
prepared to accept the correct punishment for that and
I would have accepted it a long time ago.''
''It was fairly
predictable considering how much work I had done that
week,'' he later said. Michael claimed he was unaware at the
time that he could accept a punishment without
admitting guilt and dispose of the matter without
going to court. (AP)
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