Date: 2nd March 2011

Christina Aguilera freed from jail

Christina Aguilera has been released from jail after passing a sobriety test.

The singer and her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, were picked up by police after he was spotted driving their car erratically in West Hollywood.

According to Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore, she "wasn't able to take care of for the safety of the individual we brought her here until she could fend for herself".

The star was booked on a misdemeanour charge of public intoxication and was released after posting $250 bail.

Her boyfriend was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and booked. Bail was set at $5,000 and he too was later released.

The singer was arrested early on Tuesday morning for public drunkenness, while boyfriend Matthew Rutler faces more serious charges of driving under the influence.

"When she got out of the car, she couldn't stand. We had to help her stand," said Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

"She didn't know where she was and she didn't know her own address. We took her into custody for her own protection."

He added: "It was an arrest for her own safety... It is a public welfare issue. She was incapacitated and not able to take care of herself."

Source: Press Release