updated 03/01/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/01/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET
Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication early Tuesday morning and jailed for her own safety until she recovered. Her boyfriend was also arrested for investigation of DUI.
The singer was released from custody at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station at about 7:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
“We have no desire to prosecute, none whatsoever. It just for a public safety issue,” says Whitmore. “When she was able to navigate and to think on her own and make her own way, she was released.”