(WOIO) - British singer George Michael has been arrested after his car hit a building on a road in north London at the weekend, police said on Tuesday, July 6.
Police were called to the scene at around 3.35 a.m. local time on Sunday, July 4.
"The man aged in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive," a spokesman said.
Police do not name individuals when making preliminary statements, but the spokesman was speaking in response to questions about Michael, who is 47.
He was taken to a north London police station and bailed to return in mid-August pending further inquiries.
"We've woken up today to read the newspapers and to many texts to say it's a certain celebrity that has driven into our door, so I suppose he wanted his quick snaps with us today," joked store owner Jun Mustafa, adding: "I think we've got to find out what he's got to say about the situation. We don't know what's happened so it's not fair to comment yet."
The star, who became famous as part of the band Wham! before launching a successful solo career, was banned from driving for two years in 2007 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service after admitting driving when unfit due to drugs.