Christina Aguilera, Boyfriend Busted for Boozing!

Singer is taken into custody and booked on public intoxication while her main man, Matthew Rutler, is arrested for driving under the influence

By Peter Gicas Mar 01, 2011 4:56 PMTags
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This is certainly one, if not the most positive, way to promote today's DVD release of Burlesque.

Christina Aguilera was arrested at 2:45 this morning and booked at the West Hollywood police station for public intoxication.

The singer's boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, was also arrested at the same time and place for driving under the influence. Both are misdemeanors.

Rutler was behind the wheel when Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies pulled them over. Authorities deemed Aguilera "extremely intoxicated" and too sloppy to drive home so she and Rutler were hauled into the West Hollywood station to dry out, according to department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

"She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever," Whitmore said.

"She was booked, she was fingerprinted and she was put in a cell," he continued. "And then she's monitored, and as she gets better, she begins to fend for herself, her head clears up and when she passes the sobriety test within the jail facility...that's why we take them into custody, to protect them as well as others."

Prosecutors will not push charges against the 30-year-old Aguilera, whose vital signs were conveniently listed as 5-foot-2, 100 pounds, blonde/blue, by the Sheriff's website.

Whitmore said Rutler's blood-alcohol level was 0.09, just a notch above the state's legal limit.

Aguilera was allowed to leave around 7:30, escaping through a back door to avoid paparazzi, Whitmore said.

Sadly, because Aguilera will not be prosecuted, her arrest will not be commemorated with a publicily released mug shot.

Hours later, Rutler, 25, posted $5,000 bail and was allowed to leave—through the front door, where photographers caught his walk of shame. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 2 to face his DUI charge.

Meanwhile, the offical word from Aguilera's rep is simply: "No comment."

(Originally published March 1, 2011, at 7:26 a.m. PT)