Rick Springfield Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges


Rick Springfield


The 'Jessie's Girl' singer was not present during the July 5 hearing stemming from his May arrest in Malibu, but is due back in court in mid-August.

Rick Springfield has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his May arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. On Tuesday, July 5, attorney for the "Jessie's Girl" singer entered the innocent plea on his behalf.

A spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office told the Los Angeles Times that Rick was not present for the hearing. If convicted, the 61-year-old rocker faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. He is due back in court on August 15.

Rick Springfield was arrested at around 8 P.M. on May 1 after being pulled over by sheriff's deputies near Pacific Coast Highway. "He made a maneuver away from the light and it prompted them to stop and pull him over," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, explained. He registered a 0.10% blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer.

Later report alleged that Rick threatened to kill the deputy officer who stopped him. It was said that when an officer ordered for his 1963 Corvette Stingray to be towed away, he yelled, "If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family." His arrest report, however, merely described him as "belligerent".

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  3. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  4. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  5. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  6. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  7. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  8. Jimmy Fallon Tries Out for 'Live! with Kelly' Co-Host. See If He and Kelly Ripa Make Great Duo
  9. Mariah Carey Wears No Underwear in Sheer White Dress During Romantic Getaway With Fiance
  10. Gigi Hadid Exposes Entire Boobs in Sheer Dress While Walking Runway in Milan

CELEBS PHOTO