Pete Doherty facing jail today?
(metro.co.uk) - Controversial singer Pete Doherty faces a possible jail sentence for drug and motoring offences after a string of arrests and warnings this year.
Pete, 28, was arrested in High Street, Kensington, west London, in May and subsequently pleaded guilty to driving illegally while in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis.
He was arrested again in August over allegations that he had broken bail conditions by possessing drugs at Staffordshire's V Festival, where his band had played hours earlier.
But he walked free on a technicality when police failed to bring him before the courts within a 24-hour legal timeframe.
A fortnight earlier, the musician had been warned to kick his drug habit or face a prison term.
Pete was granted extra time earlier this month for an aftercare drugs rehabilitation plan ahead of Friday's appearance at West London Magistrates' Court, his lawyer Sean Curran said.
District Judge Davinder Lachhar accepted the application for adjournment on hearing that Doherty had tested negative for drugs throughout his six-week residential drugs treatment and wanted to "give himself a chance" to recover, Mr Curran added.
Judge Lachhar has said Doherty could face jail, subject to pre-sentence reports.
It was Judge Lachhar who, after Doherty kept a court waiting for more than two hours, threatened to issue a warrant for his arrest in July.
But the troubled star eventually arrived moments later, looking slightly dishevelled in his trademark trilby hat and open-necked black shirt, before pleading guilty to the six charges.