News: Miguel Busted By Cops, Arrested In Los Angeles

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 4:48PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singer Miguel found himself on the wrong side of the law this week as reports claim he was arrested on a driving under the influence charge in Los Angeles.

Details of the crooner's early Thursday (August 15) morning arrest have bubbled online.

Miguel -- the guy behind the smash hit "Adorn" and "#Beautiful" with Mariah Carey -- was arrested for driving drunk in L.A. early this morning ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... California Highway Patrol officers initially flagged the 27-year-old singer's 2013 BMW X6 for speeding and tinted windows next to an L.A. freeway around 2:15 AM. During the stop, officers noticed the singer reeked of booze ... and performed various field sobriety tests, which he bombed. Miguel -- full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel -- also took a breathalyzer and blew a .10 and .11 ... which is over the .08 legal limit in CA. (TMZ)

The 27-year-old spent a short time in police custody before posting bail.

Miguel was then arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked ... and released a few hours later on $5,000 bail. According to his booking sheet, Miguel is 5'7" and 140 pounds. He's scheduled to appear in court in September. So far, no word from Miguel's camp. (TMZ)

Miguel last made headlines after accidentally leg-dropping a female fan at the Billboard Music Awards.

"Honestly, I'll take you through the whole thing. Day one, the day of, I was mortified. First of all, you have to remember I'm still human so my natural inclination is to be, 'Are you okay?' That's the natural thing to do. But the professional part is, 'You have to finish the show.' Finish and then deal with everything. Had I stopped the show, had I stopped it, it would have been even worse. It would have been extremely worse, on national television -- it would have been mayhem. So, finish the show, rush to the girl, soon as the camera pops off, rush to the girl, 'Are you okay? Come on - I escort her myself, never mind who's around, 'Get out of the way, we need help.' ... After making sure she was okay, the producers asked if I wanted to do an interview and I'm like, 'She just...' You know what I'm saying? That's kind of inhuman. Interestingly, she was actually a really good sport about it. She was like, 'No, I would love to. Great.' And I haven't seen the interview. We did it actually like five minutes afterward. But I know I was super uncomfortable just like -- fast forward, two days later after it all kind of fizzled, and I'm looking at memes and pictures of myself, like, I can't help but laugh. Like, what do you do? It's funny, I'm sorry, it's funny and I can't even front." (Kiss F Muk)

Buzz about possible legal action taking place against Miguel surfaced shortly after the performance.

The last thing Miguel wants is a lawsuit. But he may just have one. Khyati Shah--the audience member who was accidentally landed on by the singer during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards a few weeks back--is now "considering" legal action. Shah's attorney, Vip Bhola, tells E! News exclusively that a decision will be made soon on whether to file a lawsuit against Miguel pending Khyati's most recent medical results. He noted that the fan has been experiencing "difficulties" as a result of the incident. (E!)

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