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Quit or go to jail
Pete Doherty must prove his desire to quit drugs within a month or face a jail sentence, a London judge warned yesterday.
The 28-year-old lead singer of Babyshambles has admitted possessing quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ketamine and also to two driving offenses.
Judges ordered him to take part in a detoxification program, but a review of his progress yesterday found he had tested positive for drugs in initial tests.
“If he does not show his motivation, it’s prison, as simple as that,” Judge Davinder Lachlar said at the review hearing. “Depending on what information I have when you next come to court, the decision will be made.”
The latest case refers to offenses in May, when police officers stopped Mr. Doherty’s car in central London.
Judge Lachlar ordered Mr. Doherty to return to West London Magistrates' Court for a Sept. 4 hearing. The singer left in a black minivan, poking through a sunroof to jeer at photographers as the vehicle sped away.
Busta Rhymes has been sued by a man who claims the rapper and his crew beat him after he spit on one of their cars.
“Nothing has been proven yet,” Mr. Leemon said.
The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, faces trial for reportedly assaulting a fan after an Aug. 12, 2006, performance at a music festival on Randalls Island.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the lawsuit was connected to that incident.
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