Intoxicated Christina Aguilera lands in jail

Los Angeles: Singer Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication and jailed for her own safety.

The `Burlesque` star was a passenger in a car driven by boyfriend Rutler when they were pulled over by the deputies, who noticed the vehicle driving erratically.

The 30-year-old star was later released from custody at the West Hollywood sheriff`s station at about 7.30 on Tuesday morning, the People reported quoting os Angeles County Sheriff`s spokesman Steve Whitmore.

"We have no desire to prosecute, none whatsoever. It just for a public safety issue. When she was able to navigate and to think on her own and make her own way, she was released," Whitmore said.

Aguilera was booked for public intoxication while her boyfriend was booked for drunken driving.

"She was not capable to taking care of herself. She was incapacitated. She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated."

By law, a person can be held in custody if they cannot take care of themselves, he says.

"As she got better, she just said, I would like to leave," says Whitmore, and deputies granted her request.

Aguilera`s representatives were not immediately available for comment.