For British police, Pete Doherty is the gift that keeps on giving.
Of course at this point, it may be more expeditious for the trouble-magnet rocker to bypass the time-consuming process of actually getting arrested and just haul himself off to court.
As it is, Doherty was picked up by police yet again, this time in Birmingham Monday night on suspicion of car theft and possession of Class A drugs, charges which may result, finally, in jail time for the on-probation rocker.
The Babyshambles frontman, 26, was arrested along with two other men, ages 18 and 19, in the northern England city after cops spotted the trio in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from London.
"Three men were arrested yesterday when a car was stopped in Colmore Row in Birmingham at approximately 9:15 p.m. last night," said a spokeswoman for the West Midlands Police without specifically identifying Doherty. But his arrest was leaked to British media.
The notorious Kate Moss ex and his unnamed passengers were all briefly detained but have since been released on bail pending further police inquiries.
It's nothing new for the self-confessed addict, who, all in the past month, racked up in impressively rapid succession seven separate drug charges.
Somehow he managed to escape incarceration on the charges, pleading guilty across the board to possessing Class A drugs, including heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana. This time he may not be so lucky.
On Feb. 8, the baby-faced singer was ordered to enter a drug rehabilitation program and receive monthly check-ups for the next year. Doherty was warned that if he breached the court order, he would face jail time.
Shortly after sentencing for the multiple arrests, his band was forced to scrap the majority of the dates on its U.K. tour.
Doherty subsequently vowed during an interview on Britain's Channel 4 to "start a drug-free life" and claimed he was "not that much of a junkie anyway."
The "Down in Albion" singer may learn his fate as early as next week. He is due back in court Mar. 8 for the next monthly review of his probation.