Singing star Paolo Nutini is facing a court appearance for drink driving after reportedly failing a breathalyser test on Tuesday. The singer was driving through his hometown of Paisley in Scotland at around 20:00 when police officers stopped and breathalysed him.
Sources close to the singer say the breathalyser test showed an alcohol level above the legally permitted 50mg per 100ml of blood. A spokesperson for Paisley’s police force has confirmed that a 30-year-old male was arrested on Tuesday due to contravening road traffic laws.
The police spokesperson explained that a report on the incident would be sent to the public prosecutor. An unnamed representative for Nutini responded with a no comment when questioned about the alleged drink-driving charges.
Friends say Nutini is an extremely generous guy when out and is not afraid of splashing the cash around. Since the release of his debut album These Streets in 2006, the singer-songwriter’s career has been on an upward trajectory and the BBC claimed three years ago he was the biggest music star in Scotland.
These Streets plus the follow up albums Sunny Side Up and Caustic Love have sold in excess of five million copies. The albums have spawned hit singles including New Shoes, Coming Up Easy and Let Me Down Easy.
Paolo Nutini is by no means the first celebrity singer to face charges of drink driving after one for the road. One of the more recent cases is singer Tulisa Contostavlos who appeared before magistrates last year after crashing her £150,000 Ferrari in London and then failing a breathalyser.