Girls Aloud‘s Sarah Harding was reportedly arrested on Thursday (April 4) for using her mobile phone while driving and failing to stop for police.
According to the Sunday Mirror, the singer was spotted talking on her phone while driving along Charing Cross Road in London and allegedly refused to pull over when police flagged her down. Harding stopped shortly after and was arrested by officers before being taken to nearby Holborn Police Station. She was charged with two offences and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on April 16.
A source told the newspaper: “Sarah was driving in a 4×4 when a policeman on a bicycle saw her and tried to make her stop. He was trying to flag her down but she carried on a bit down the road where she was pulled over a couple of minutes later. Apparently Sarah was very upset when she was arrested and charged. The offences are pretty serious.”
Drivers who are caught driving while on a mobile phone face a fine of up to £1,000 and their license removed. Failing to stop for police can result in a £5,000 fine.
Last month, Girls Aloud announced that they have split up following the culmination of their UK tour. The group released five studio albums between 2003 and 2008, having originally formed as the winners of Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.