Miguel has been arrested in Los Angeles for driving under influence of alcohol. A spokesperson for California Highway Patrol Corina Munoz told Los Angeles Times that an officer pulled over Miguel's car on early Thursday morning, August 15, in the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Mindaneo Way.
He was originally pulled over because of speed violation and illegal tinted windows, but the officer noticed the smell of alcohol and performed some field sobriety tests. The Grammy-winning R'n'B singer failed the tests. He also took a breathalyzer test and blew 0.10, which is over the legal limit of .08.
Miguel, who collaborated with Mariah Carey in "#Beautiful", was taken into custody and released a few hours later after posting $5,000 bail. His court appearance has been scheduled for September.
The 27-year-old singer is currently nominated for two MTV Music Video Awards. Besides receiving nomination in Best Hip-Hop Video category for his work in J. Cole's video "Powertrip", he is nominated for Best Video with a Social Message through his hit "Candle in the Sun".