Troubled music producer Phil Spector has been arrested for fighting with his chauffeur at his Californian mansion.

Spector - currently awaiting trial on a murder charge -and his driver TOBIE WHEELER were both arrested on suspicion of assault after police arrived at the music legend's home on Friday (14MAY04), and found the pair attempting to place each other under citizen's arrest.

Police Lieutenant ELLIOT KASE explains, "They had an issue over their business relationship.

"We're not exactly sure what the issue was, but they didn't seem to come to an agreement.

"It was mutual combat, so they chose to arrest each other."

Spector was taken into custody and later released and will return to court on 14 June (04) - while Wheeler remained in custody.

Both men claim to have suffered minor injuries.

16/05/2004 10:15