Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera and boyfriend Matthew Rutler were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

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Aguilera and Rutler were arrested in West Hollywood, Calif., near a club after authorities pulled over a car in which the singer was a passenger. The driver, Rutler, was booked on a misdemeanor charge suspicion of driving under the influence.

Aguilera was taken into custody because she appeared to be extremely intoxicated and unable to look after her own welfare, Sheriff's Deputy Bill McSweeney said.

She was booked on a misdemeanor charge and was being released on $250 bail. Rutler's bail was set at $30,000.

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Aguilera, 30, and Rutler, 25, met on the set of Burlesque and have been dating since the fall, shortly after her split from ex-husband Jordan Bratman.

An e-mail to Aguilera's rep was not immediately returned.