British rocker Pete Doherty smiled and hugged fans outside court on Monday after a judge ruled he will not serve jail time for possession of drugs including heroin and crack cocaine. District Judge Jane McIvor ordered the 27-year-old Babyshambles singer to pay $1,525 in fines and court costs and forbade him from driving for four months.
“I feel relieved,” Doherty told reporters outside Thames Magistrate Court in London, while pissing on a wall. Just kidding.
The singer was arrested in April in possession of under two grams each of heroin, weed and coke just three hours after he was sentenced to two years of community service for previous drug charges. The drugs were found in the vehicle he was in and at his home.
Doherty was arrested again on August 7 with a crack pipe and small amount of crack cocaine, and pleaded guilty on August 18 to all five counts.
“He’s not going to jail. It’s amazing,” said 16-year-old fan Georgina Raymond, who jumped up and down screaming into her cell phone, “I hugged him!”
Georgina, get help. Please.
In September, McIvor told Doherty he would not serve jail time for the charges if he continued rehab, stayed employed and did not commit any other offenses.
In November, Doherty, the on-off boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, was fined $1,485 for assaulting British Broadcasting Corp. reporter Trudi Barber outside the same court.
The drug habits of PeteMoss have gained international attention after the tabloids printed pictures of Moss allegedly using cocaine at a studio in which Doherty and his band were recording. A possibly nude Kate Moss was not charged and was not available for comment when THG tried to reach her regarding this story.