Following his arrest on August 15 in Los Angeles for driving while intoxicated, R'n'B crooner Miguel has now been charged with two counts of DUI. After being subjected to the breathalyzer and other field sobriety tests, the 27-year-old singer found his blood alcohol level back beyond the legal limit in California which led to him being taken into custody by the authorities.
Asked for comment prior to the charges, the "How Many Drinks" singer said, "I'm a human being just like the next person. There's no real word that I'm guilty of that, and that's all I have to say about it. The rest will be handled legally." To his credit, the cops did report that the artist was fully cooperative throughout the whole ordeal.
Perhaps realizing that as a public figure, things like his DUI arrest are magnified and that he should be more responsible for his actions, Miguel acknowledged that "as far as the public part of it, it comes with the territory. We all exchange something for what we receive. There's always a trade off and that's just kind of the other edge of the sword."
The DUI charges, as well as an accidental injury to the head of a female fan after his failed long-jump stunt at the Billboard Music Awards a few months ago, are deemed to be bumps along the thriving career path of the talented artist. Before those troubles, he was well on his way to superstardom thanks mainly to his hit "Adorn" off his "Kaleidoscope Dream" album that has earned him a Grammy.