Pete Doherty Arrested Yet Again
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 11:18:17
Former Libertines and current Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty is still an icon in certain circles in his native London, but he is best known Stateside for his ongoing drug debacles and his recently dissolved romance with fashion model Kate Moss. Doherty has added a few new lines to his record, having been charged on seven counts of drug possession.
The boy doesn’t discriminate; London police reported that Doherty was charged with possessing heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis. As part of a court order for previous charges, Doherty must submit to routine drug tests. He tested positive during two tests in late February, although authorities were apparently pleased that the results hadn’t been as bad as expected. Even more recently, he was praised for his progress in the treatment process, and vowed to reporters that he would be cleaning up his act -- right before the new set of charges surfaced. Doherty could face jail time if he is found to have violated his court-ordered commitment to community service and self-rehabilitation.
The wayward singer is not without a support network; even former illegal drug aficionado Ozzy Osbourne has offered his -- well, Sharon’s -- assistance. In the past, Doherty has made headlines by escaping jail and allegedly stealing a car. The Sun also recently reported that Doherty was being treated for bipolar disorder.
As for Doherty’s famous ex, Moss has seen her career stumble in the wake of ongoing revelations about her own drug habits. She was recently replaced by Keira Knightley as the new face of Chanel.
-- The ARTISTdirect Staff