The wind-up came as a police mugshot of a dishevelled-looking Aguilera began circulating online.
The 30-year-old was arrested for ‘public intoxication’ in the early hours of Tuesday morning after she was taken for a drive through LA by her 25-year-old boyfriend, Matthew Rutler – who was arrested for drink-driving and had his bail set at £20,000.
Aguilera would face no charges, said sheriff’s department spokesman, adding: ‘When [Aguilera] got out of the car, she couldn’t stand. We had to help her stand. She didn’t know where she was and she didn’t know her own address.
‘We took her into custody for her own protection. She was co-operative and she was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated.’