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Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel arrested in DUI case, CHP says

August 15, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein
  • R&B singer Miguel, shown performing on at the Roskilde music festival last month, was arrested early Monday morning in Marina del Rey.
R&B singer Miguel, shown performing on at the Roskilde music festival… (Torkil Adsersen / EPA )

Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunk driving early Monday after he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for a traffic violation in Marina del Rey.

Miguel Pimentel, 27, was pulled over for speeding and driving with tinted windows after 2 a.m. near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Mindanao Way, according to CHP spokeswoman Corina Munoz.

The CHP administered field sobriety tests including measuring his blood alcohol, Munoz said. A preliminary test found Pimentel's blood-alcohol count at 0.10 -- just above the state's legal limit of 0.08, she said.

The Los Angeles-born avant-soul singer Miguel was awarded a Grammy this year for best R&B song. He recently recorded the new single “Beautiful” with Mariah Carey.

Last year, his single "Adorn" was a fixture on the R&B charts, spending four weeks at No. 1. His sophomore effort, "Kaleidoscope Dream," opened to critical acclaim and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.


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