Eight Week Jail Term for George Michael
Pop singer George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and for possessing the said drug.
He was arrested last July in Hampstead, London after he drove his car to the photography store Snappy Snaps. He pleaded guilty for the above-mentioned charges.
He was fined 1,250 pounds (1,925 USD) and was banned to drive for five years. This does not yet include the payment for the damages to the store.
The judge however made a remark to Michael for not learning from his previous drug arrests. “It does not appear you took proper steps to deal with what is clearly an addiction to cannabis,” the judge said.
Michael, through his attorney, said that he finds it a “profound shame and horror” for being involved in a new offense.
The singer may serve the first four weeks in prison, while the latter half can be under the supervision of the probation service.