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Bonnie Pointer: Pointer Sisters Member Arrested in L.A.

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Bonnie Pointer, one of the original members of the famed Pointer Sisters, was arrested Friday (Nov. 18) during a traffic stop in Los Angeles.

The Oakland, Calif. native was riding in a vehicle that was pulled over for a mechanical malfunction and as a result, Pointer was arrested for investigation of rock cocaine. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore disclosed the information regarding the 61-year-old.

Authorities revealed the ‘Yes We Can Can’ creator was released the same day after posting $10,000 bail. Pointer is due in court Jan. 17.

Last year, she was reportedly in talks to join the cast of ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,’ a reality show documenting the struggles celebrities face to overcome their alcohol and drug addictions.

The veteran R&B songstress, born Patricia Pointer, founded the Pointer Sisters with her sibling June in 1969. Their sister Anita was welcomed into the group the same year and the trio began recording songs for Atlantic Records. In 1972, eldest sister Ruth joined the fold and a year later, the quartet dropped their self-titled debut album.

Four years after they released the LP, Bonnie left the Pointer Sisters to embark on a solo career. In 1979, she found success with her disco het, ‘Heaven Must Have Sent You.’ The track, originally recorded by the Elgins, reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Watch Pointer Sisters’ ‘I’m So Excited’


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