By: Rob Adams
Published: Jul 3, 2021

Rick Springfield Officially Charged

Rick Springfield charged with two counts of DUI. The charges stem from his Malibu arrest on May 3. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Springfield was stopped around 8 pm after a deputy spotted him speeding in his 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway.

The department states a test showed the rocker’s blood-alcohol content was .10 percent, which is over the .08 limit in which a person is presumed to be drunk. The singer was released the following Monday around 2 a.m. and is due in a courtroom in Malibu for a first appearance on July 5. Rick Springfield charged could put a dent in his music career for the short-term.

Upon being arrested Springfield preceded to threaten the arresting deputy after learning that his car would be towed. “It is rare when a drunk doesn’t say something outlandish to police when they’re arrested,” an L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesperson explained. According to the official he did not take the threats seriously. So, Springfield will not be charged for them. If convicted on both DUI counts, Springfield faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Rick Springfield, 61, is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. As a musician, he is known for the 1981 No.1 single “Jessie’s Girl”, which became a blockbuster of 1980s pop rock music and helped establish the emerging music video age. As an actor, Springfield is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. He originated the character from 1981–1983 and then returned to play him again from 2005–2008.


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