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Christina Aguilera, boyfriend free after arrests

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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, Christina Aguilera, right, arrives with Matthew Rutler for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Aguilera was arrested early Tuesday, March 1, 2011 near the Sunset Strip on suspicion of being drunk. FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, Christina Aguilera, right, arrives with Matthew Rutler for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Aguilera was arrested early Tuesday, March 1, 2011 near the Sunset Strip on suspicion of being drunk.
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Arlington, Texas. FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Arlington, Texas.
This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Matthew Rutler, 25, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and jailed on $5,000 bail early Tuesday March 1, 2011. This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Matthew Rutler, 25, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and jailed on $5,000 bail early Tuesday March 1, 2011.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say Christina Aguilera's boyfriend has been released from jail, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and the singer was taken to a West Hollywood jail until she sobered up.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says 25-year-old Matthew Rutler was stopped near the Sunset Strip after he burned rubber and fishtailed onto a street Tuesday morning with Aguilera in the car.

Whitmore says Rutler's blood-alcohol content was 0.09 percent — just slightly above the legal limit. He was freed after posting $5,000 bail.

Aguilera was freed earlier. She was arrested on suspicion of being publicly drunk, but Whitmore says it was out of concern for her safety and she won't be prosecuted.

Calls to the singer's agent and her publicist were not returned. Sheriff's officials didn't know if Rutler has hired an attorney.

 

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