George Michael arrested after auto accident

Singer was detained on suspicion of being unfit to drive

LONDON -- British singer George Michael has been arrested after his car hit a building on a road in north London on the weekend, police said on Tuesday.

Police were called to the scene at around 3:35 a.m. local time on Sunday.

"The man aged in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive," a spokesman said.

Police do not name individuals when making preliminary statements, but the spokesman was speaking in response to questions about Michael, who is 47. He was taken to a north London police station and bailed to return in mid-August pending further inquiries.

The star, who became famous as part of the band Wham! before launching a successful solo career, was banned from driving for two years in 2007 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service after admitting driving when unfit due to drugs.