After wading through hundreds of people and photographers and news crews, George Michael appeared in court today where he admitted he crashed his car while under the influence of pot. The judge took away his drivers license for six months and scheduled sentencing for September 14th. The judge said George might face jail when he returns for sentencing but I seriously doubt it. The judge already gave himself some wiggle room because he wants a report on the effect a medication George was taking at the time would have on his driving. That sounds like the kind of excuses Pete Doherty always manages to find. That and he probably sold himself to some of the judges when he was doing that kind of thing for a living.
Anyway, my favorite part of the judge's speech was this, "It is a serious matter. Your driving was extremely poor and there was an accident." Well, yes, if you crash into a store window, I would say your driving was poor. It is kind of like saying if you had just driven better and were caught, at least we would have something to work with to avoid jail, but in this case your driving was extremely poor.
I love how the British can take something like this but keep it classy and reserved.