Singer Miguel arrested for 'driving under the influence' in LA

Singer nabbed by police in LA, say reports

Singer Miguel arrested for 'driving under the influence' in LA

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Miguel has been arrested on a DUI charge, according to reports.

TMZ says that the singer, real name Miguel Jontel Pimentel, was picked up by police in Los Angeles in the early hours of yesterday morning (August 15) after he was clocked speeding. Officers said that Miguel, who also attracted suspicion due to the tinted windows on his 2013 BMW X6, also smelt of alcohol.

After allegedly failing a number of sobriety tests, he then took a breathalyzer test and blew 0.10 and 0.11, which is over California's legal limit of 0.8. After being arrested and taken to a nearby station, he was subsequently released on a $5,000 bail, although he is scheduled to appear in court again in September.

Miguel found himself in the headlines earlier this year after a botched stage dive at the Billboard Music Awards. The R&B singer was performing his track 'Adorn' live at the Las Vegas ceremony in May when he attempted to jump over the fans in front of him and onto a separate part of the stage, and instead landed on a woman's head.

A lawyer working on behalf of the woman the singer landed on later claimed his client could be brain damaged. Khyati Shah's lawyer Vip Bhola said: "Some of the difficulties she's experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury."

A representative for Miguel, however, insisted that his client had [url=http://www.nme.com/news/miguel/70697practised the stage dive twice[/url] and that reports claiming he had been warned by producers not to jump were "completely false".

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