Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rick Springfield Pleads Not Guilty

Singer-actor Rick Springfield pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a pair of misdemeanor DUI charges stemming from his May 1 arrest in Malibu.

The 61-year-old entertainer was not in court for arraignment. His attorney entered the plea on his behalf, as is allowed in misdemeanor cases.

Springfield is charged with one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Springfield was pulled over near Trancas Canyon Road and given field sobriety tests. An analysis of his breath indicated a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent, higher than the state limit of 0.08 percent, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

He was released early the next morning.


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