George Michael Pleads Guilty to Pot Possession
George Michael has pleaded guilty to marijuana possession and driving under the influence of prohibited drugs, charges that stemmed from a July car crash in North London.
Michael made the guilty plea at a London court on Tuesday, admitting to Judge Robin McPhee that he was on the popular “date rape drug” known as gamma-hydroxybutyrate or GBH and that he was in possession of marijuana when he crashed his car near his home on July 4. Michael said in his court appearance that he had just came from a gay pride event when the accident happened. Police said they found Michaels “spaced out” after he crashed his car into a Snappy Snaps photo shop on that fateful day.
Michael received only a six-month suspension of his driver’s license and was warned that he could face jail time if he is again caught on similar charges. “Your driving was extremely poor and there was an accident,” McPhee said in admonishing the former Wham! singer, who, according to the judge, was also involved in a similar incident around three years ago.