LATEST: Pop star George Michael has vigorously defended his right to drive in court, despite being found slumped at the wheel of his car in London last year (SEP06).
Following the incident, the former Wham! star was arrested on suspicion of being 'unfit to drive' and for possession of what was believed to be cannabis. He was charged with being 'unfit to drive' shortly before Christmas (06).
Earlier today (10JAN06) his lawyer KEIMA PAYTON, representing the absent star at Brent Magistrates' Court in London, said Michael pleads not guilty.