George Michael gets 8 weeks jail for drug driving

A British judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs after the singer crashed his car into a London photo shop.

The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and possession of cannabis following a July 4 collision between his Range Rover and a Snappy Snaps store.

Michael was sentenced Tuesday at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, which also fined him 1,250 pounds ($1,930). He is likely to serve half the time before being considered for parole.

Police said Michael appeared “spaced out” when they found him sitting in the car, whose engine was still running. He acknowledged smoking marijuana and taking a prescription sedative, prosecutors said.