Wham! star 'stone cold sober'

George Michael insisted last night that he was "stone cold sober" when he was arrested at the scene of a car crash yesterday morning.

The former Wham! singer, 46, was questioned by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs after his silver Land Rover hit a lorry on the A34 near Reading in Berkshire at about 1am. He was held for five hours before being released without charge.

In a statement, Michael said: "Neither of us was charged because we were both stone cold sober. We both think the other is to blame so this is just an insurance fight."