Sugababes' Amelle Berrabah has been charged with drink-driving and released on bail
Posted: Monday 27 Sep 2010
SUGABABE Amelle Berrabah has been released on bail after being charged with drink-driving.
The 26-year-old singer was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and taken to a local police station to be questioned by officers.
The Sugababe was later released on bail and is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates court in early October.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Amelle Berrabah, 26, will appear on bail at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on October 8 charged with driving with excess alcohol."
Amelle later Tweeted: "I'm so sad this has happened to me I got up to do my normal 6am jog you guys know this as I twitter about it all the time!
"I'd been out the night before for drinks with friends and got stopped on my way to meet my personal trainer and It was obviously still In my system.
"I'm sooo angry with myself I felt fine and had a coffee."
The singer, who joined the group in 2005 after replacing Mutya Buena, has had two UK number one singles, About You Now and Walk This Way.
The star also grabbed a solo number one in 2009 after featuring on Tinchy Stryder's single, Never Leave You.
She is currently in the process of recording with the Sugababes for their new album, which is due for release later in the year.
Sugababe Amelle Berrabah on car drink rap
By Steve Myall 27/09/2010
Amelle Berrabah (Pic:Splashnews.com)
Sugababe Amelle Berrabah is facing a drink-driving charge, police said yesterday.
The 26-year-old singer was allegedly at the wheel when her Mercedes was pulled over by officers at 5.23am on Thursday morning.
It was a painful weekend for the girl band, who had to pull out of a performance on Friday after Heidi Range was taken to hospital.
Heidi, 27, fell in the shower and had a gash on her chin stitched up by doctors after TV host fiancé Dave Berry, 32, took her to A&E. She was ordered to rest and the band's appearance at the British Olympic Association ball was cancelled.
Amelle and third member Jade Ewen, 22, did not want to perform without Heidi.
Amelle must now appear at Highbury Corner magistrates on October 8 following her arrest in Camden Street, North London.
Scotland Yard said she is accused of "driving with excess alcohol".