Christina Aguilera, boyfriend free after arrests

Christina Aguilera, boyfriend free after arrests

POSTED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 3:40pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 6:16pm

Authorities say Christina Aguilera's boyfriend has been released from jail, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and the singer was taken to a West Hollywood jail until she sobered up.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says
25-year-old Matthew Rutler was stopped near the Sunset Strip after
he burned rubber and fishtailed onto a street Tuesday morning with
Aguilera in the car.

Whitmore says Rutler's blood-alcohol content was 0.09 percent -
just slightly above the legal limit. He was freed after posting
$5,000 bail.

Aguilera was freed earlier. She was arrested on suspicion of
being publicly drunk, but Whitmore says it was out of concern for
her safety and she won't be prosecuted.

Calls to the singer's agent and her publicist were not returned.
Sheriff's officials didn't know if Rutler has hired an attorney.

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