Yesterday we learned the shocking news that pop star turned veritable trainwreck Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication while her boyfriend Matthew Rutler was arrested for drunk driving. Altho Xtina was arrested, booked and process, her mug shot was not going to be released because the West Hollywood police have decided not to prosecute her. Somehow, tho, as these things tend to do … her mug shot was leaked online by E! News. Xtina looks sad and wrecked in her mug shot, y’all. Check it out below.
Does Christina Aguilera look publicly intoxicated to you? The spiraling pop diva was arrested on suspicion of that very charge early this morning, and here is the photographic evidence of the bust, exclusively obtained by E! News. L.A. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said that Aguilera’s picture is not going to be released to the public because authorities do not plan to press charges…but sometimes a camera is just in the right place at the right time. While this certainly won’t go down in the annals of scary mug-shot history, it’s definitely not one of Aguilera’s better looks. In her defense, Whitmore said earlier today that the “Beautiful” singer was “cooperative” and “not belligerent in any way whatsoever” when she was taken into custody along with boyfriend Matthew Rutler.
See, here’s the thing about getting arrested for public intoxication … you have to be so wasted that police officers believe that you cannot take care of yourself. Altho Xtina was in the passenger’s seat, she was apparently so intoxicated that police didn’t believe she would be able to make her way home … and that is why she was arrested. Despite the fact that Xtina will evade prosecution for her arrest, the same cannot be said for her boyfriend Matt Rutler. He will be prosecuted and, therefore, his mug shot has been released to the press:
TMZ has obtained Christina Aguilera’s boyfriend’s mug shot — taken moments after he was arrested for DUI … As we first reported, Matt Rutler was arrested for DUI around 2:45 AM in West Hollywood. Law enforcement tells us Matt blew a .09 on a breathalyzer … just over the legal limit which is .08. Shortly after Matt got out of jail his ride was also liberated — he was spotted picking up his Mustang from the impound yard … which we’re told set him back $192.
According to witnesses, Xtina and Matt were bizzy drinking “bottles of wine” at Osteria Mozza in LA just hours before their joint arrests. It remains to be seen if these arrests will serve as a wake-up call to Xtina but I sincerely hope she gets her life back on track and she curbs this reckless behavior sooner rather than later. Her young son Max Liron is getting old enough to pay attention to what is going on. I don’t think any young kid wants to hear about his mom getting arrested for being drunk :(