LATEST: BACKSTREET BOYS star Nick Carter has been officially charged with two misdemeanour counts of drink driving after being pulled over by California cops at the weekend (05MAR05).

The 25-year-old pop star faces one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with an illegal blood alcohol level.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on 13 April (05) and faces license restrictions and probation if convicted, as well as a hefty fine.

The singer has already issued a statement about his arrest, explaining that he was under the influence of doctor-prescribed drugs when he was pulled over in Huntington Beach.

His publicist has stated, "Nick Carter deeply regrets the current situation. He is on doctor prescribed medication and was unaware of its interaction possibilities."

09/03/2005 21:20