According to TMZ, the 30-year-old singer was a passenger in a car driven erratically around 2:45 AM by her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler. Police pulled the vehicle over.
In order to regain their freedom, authorities set a $ 215 bail for Aguilera and a $ 5 000 one for Rutler.
According to police sources, Christina Aguilera appeared “extremely intoxicated” and “incapacitated and not able to take care of herself” when arrested.
Another source explained that “If the driver had NOT been arrested for DUI, [Christina] would have never been in trouble.”
Meanwhile, Aguilera and Rutler have been released from jail. Law enforcement officials said Christina was “not involved in any criminal activity” and she was released once she could “safely take care of herself.”
Christina and Matt dined at Mario Batali’s restaurant Osteria Mozza in the private dining room past midnight.
When the restaurant patron recognized Aguilera, he asked the waiter to send her a drink but he was told, “She’s already drinking a bottle of wine… or two.”
TMZ also obtained Rutler’s mug shot, taken moments after he was arrested.
Aguilera seems to be going down a now very familiar path in Hollywood: from a Mickey Mouse Club star to another celebrity behind bars.
Last year, on October 14, two days after confirming her breakup with Jordan Bratman, her husband of five years, the singer filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
In her application, Christina Aguilera requested joint custody of their son Max, aged three. She also wanted to dismiss her ex-spouse’s right to alimony.
It took her a few weeks to fall in love with another man: Matthew Rutler, a 25-year-old stage technician she met while shooting the film Burlesque.
Her relationship with this new flame doesn’t seem to bring happiness to her family. Last week, a source close to the singer turned actress revealed to Us magazine that her attitude had changed since she started dating Matthew.
“Her friends are fed up. Nobody can get through to her. They think she’s trashy. And her ego is out of control,” the insider says.
“She’s really spiraling,” continued the source, foreseeing current events. “I would be shocked if she’s not in rehab in the next month or two.”
Hopefully the future will improve for the singer.