In the wee hours of Monday night, Christina Aguilera's boyfriend Matthew Rutler was pulled over and arrested by Los Angeles police for swerving while driving under the influence. Aguilera, who was in the vehicle with Rutler, was also arrested because the singer was intoxicated and according to police, "was not capable of taking care of herself."
E! has now obtained Christina's mugshot. Yesterday, L.A. Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said that Aguilera was "cooperative" and "not belligerent whatsoever" during the bust, but explained that she was taken in for her own safety."When she got out of the car, she couldn't stand. We had to help her stand," he said. "She didn't know where she was and she didn't know her own address. We took her into custody for her own protection."
The news of Christina's arrest came just days after an US Weekly story came out alleging that Christina's friends are fed up with the singer's recent antics, which included a New Year's Eve blowout fight with her mom and a booze-filled night of crying at L.A. club The Dime in January. "Nobody can get through to her," a source lamented. Another one of Christina's pals told Us, "She's really spiraling. I would be shocked if she's not in rehab in the next month or two."
Christina's recent behavior has sparked considerable interest in her new boyfriend, whom many people are saying is a bad influence on the singer.