George Michael was charged earlier today with possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drink or drugs, Reuters reports. He was released on bail and told to appear in court on Aug. 24. The charges relate to an incident last month when he crashed his Range Rover into a Snappy Snaps shop in London.
The Grammy award-winning singer, whose hits include “Father Figure,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” and “Faith,” has sold over 100 million albums as a solo artist. He has also had several bouts with the law and drugs over the years. Michael, 47, had just regained his driving privileges last year after they were suspended in 2007 for driving while unfit due to drugs. In that incident, he was accused of driving into three parked cars and leaving the scene without notifying their owners.