“I Like That” singer Houston — who famously suffered an emotional breakdown in 2005 and gouged his own eye out with a fork — has had a change in fortune … because our sources has learned, he just got off easy in his DUI case.
our sources broke the story … Houston was arrested last year near Malibu after cops say he was driving erratically in his SUV. When cops approached the vehicle, they claim it smelled of marijuana … and Houston looked drugged out … so they placed him under arrest.
But last week, the DUI charge was reduced to a minor traffic infraction … and the $100 fine was suspended … meaning Houston pretty much got off scot-free. It”s unclear why the charge was reduced.
As for Houston”s 2005 breakdown — the singer reportedly first attempted suicide by jumping out of a window while under the influence of PCP. His friends stopped him, but when they locked him in a first-floor room, Houston gouged his eye out with a plastic fork.
Houston was institutionalized for a year following the incident. He has since attributed the whole thing to “the pressures of fame.”