Pete Doherty bailed after court appearance

June 12, 2009 7:49:42 AM PDT
Singer Pete Doherty has been freed on 50,000 pounds ($82,000) bail as he awaits trial on a dangerous-driving charge.

The Babyshambles singer appeared in court in Stroud, in western England, Friday and pleaded guilty to heroin possession and driving without a license or insurance. Defense lawyer Peter Ratcliffe said Doherty will plead not guilty to dangerous driving and face trial on that charge.

Doherty, 30, a former boyfriend of model Kate Moss, has a history of drug use. He was charged Thursday after being stopped by police in Gloucester, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of London.

The court ordered Doherty to observe a nighttime curfew and use a medical implant to prevent drug use. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 11.

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