singer George Michael has pleaded not guilty to a charge of
being unfit to drive.
Mr Michael's lawyer
entered the plea at Brent Magistrates' Court, north-west London.
The 43-year-old star did not attend the hearing.
The musician was arrested
last October on suspicion of being unfit to drive and possessing
drugs. He was later cautioned for possessing cannabis.
A further hearing was set
for 7 March to hear legal argument.
The singer was arrested
after motorists called police to report a car causing an
obstruction at traffic lights in Cricklewood, north London on 1
October 2006. He was taken to hospital.
Mr Michael was later
cautioned for drug possession and released on police bail
pending further inquiries over his fitness to drive. He was
charged with the driving offence just before Christmas.
In February 2006, Mr
Michael was cautioned by police for possessing cannabis after
being found in his car at Hyde Park Corner, central London.
Wednesday's court date
comes days after the former Wham! star was paid a reported £1.5m
for a one-hour concert at a Russian billionaire's New Year party.