LONDON – Pete Doherty has been arrested again — on suspicion of stealing a car and being in possession of hard drugs, British police said Tuesday.
Doherty, the troubled 26-year-old frontman of the group Babyshambles and ex-boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, was among three men arrested in Birmingham on Monday night following a report of a vehicle being stolen in London, West Midlands Police said.
All were released on bail, police said.
Earlier this month, Doherty was sentenced to 12 months of community service for possessing drugs. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Jan. 27.
Judge Ann McLaughlin warned Doherty at the time that if he broke the drug rehabilitation requirement of his community order, he would be brought back before the court and might go to jail.
The maximum sentence for possession of Class A drugs such as heroin and cocaine is seven years in prison.
McLaughlin ordered Doherty to submit to a drug test each month.
Prosecutor Bryony Derbyshire had told the court Doherty was stopped by police in London on Nov. 30, and heroin and cocaine were found in his car.
He was stopped again four days later, when police found heroin, morphine, crack cocaine and marijuana in his car.
Doherty was again stopped by police in London on Jan. 26, when he was found to be carrying heroin. He pleaded guilty at three earlier hearings to seven counts of drug possession in relation to these incidents.