(news.bbc.co.uk) - Singer George Michael is to face court charges of being unfit to drive.
Lawyers are likely to enter a plea on behalf of the 43-year-old star - who is not expected to appear - on Wednesday at Brent Magistrates' Court, London.
The musician was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive and possessing drugs, following an incident in his car in north London in October last year.
He was cautioned for possessing cannabis and later charged with the driving offence just before Christmas.
The singer was arrested after motorists called police to report a car causing an obstruction at traffic lights in Cricklewood, north London on 1 October 2006. He was taken to hospital.
Mr Michael was later cautioned for drug possession and released on police bail pending further inquiries over his fitness to drive.
In February 2006, Mr Michael was cautioned by police for possessing cannabis after being found in his car at Hyde Park Corner, central London.
Wednesday's court date comes days after the former Wham! star was paid a reported ВЈ1.5m for a one-hour concert at a Russian billionaire's New Year party.