CHRISTINA AGUILERA has been released without charge following her arrest for public intoxication early this morning.
Miss Aguilera and her new boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, were taken into custody by Los Angeles police after cops allegedly spotted their car being driven erratically through West Hollywood.
The singer was booked for the misdemeanour, while Rutler stands accused of driving under the influence.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Bill McSweeney says Aguilera was "not involved in any criminal activity" and was allowed to walk free on Tuesday morning once she could "safely take care of herself". She will not face prosecution, while her boyfriend Matthew was freed hours later on $30,000 bail.
The couple met on the set of movie musical Burlesque last year and became an item shortly after Aguilera announced she was divorcing husband Jordan Bratman.
The public intoxication is the latest in a number of embarrassments for the singer – she messed up the lyrics to the U.S. National Anthem at the Super Bowl and stumbled during an Aretha Franklin tribute at the Grammy Awards last month!
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