Ross charged with drunk driving

Singer Diana Ross was pulled over and charged with drunk driving in Arizona early Monday after her car was seen swerving in the Catalina Foothills, police said.

Tucson police spokeswoman Sgt. Judy Altieri said that, according to a Breathalyzer test taken at the scene, the former frontwoman for the Supremes had a blood alcohol reading of 0.20%, more than double the legal threshold. She's due in court Jan. 13 to face three misdemeanor charges: driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08% and driving with a blood alcohol level over 0.15%, known as "extreme DUI."

The 58-year-old Ross had checked herself into the Promises rehabilitation clinic in Malibu last May "to clear up some personal issues" before she started on a summer tour.

Her spokesman, Paul Bloch, declined to comment.

-- Elaine Dutka

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