Singer booked in Hollywood

Christina Aguilera has been arrested in west Hollywood for public drunkenness.

The singer was booked this morning at 2.45am (PST).

Aguilera and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Rutler was also charged with driving under the influence, with his bail set at $30,000 (£18,4000), reports TMZ.com.

The pair were arrested after police spotted Rutler driving erratically, at which point they pulled the pair over.

A source was quoted as saying that Aguilera was “extremely intoxicated” and “unable to take care of herself”. They added that, “If the driver had not been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, [Christina] would have never been in trouble”.