The second, and final, hearing before George Michael goes to court to face charges of being unfit to drive through use of alchohol/drugs is taking place today. One of the things I believe they will be discussing is whether the results of a blood test, that the police carried out on a sample of George’s blood taken after the incident, can be used as prosecution evidence. George’s legal team is arguing that the police should not be allowed to present the results of this blood test.
Not quite sure why George would be worried about the results of such a test. He said clearly that he didn’t have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the incident – so surely, a blood test saying that there were no drugs or alchohol in his system would be a good thing…
I guess George’s legal team will also be arguing that the whole case should be thrown out before it goes to trial; in which case, that would be the end of the whole matter. If not, the date set for George to go to court to face the charges will also be decided – it had been provisionally set for April 23.
At the hearing today, the prosecution decided to add an additional charge of “being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drugs” to the charge already being brought. There was also a change made to the trial time-table. April 23-24 will now be a pre-trial hearing, where legal argument will be discussed. George will not attend the pre-trial hearing, but witnesses will be called. A new date for the trial was not set today.