Rick Springfield Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Rick Springfield, the singer best known for the 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl,” was reportedly arrested on Sunday in Malibu, California, on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Springfield, 61, was initially stopped by police officers for a traffic violation. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the singer and “General Hospital” star was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway when he suddenly “accelerated rapidly,” prompting police to pull him over. When police officers approached Springfield’s 1963 Corvette, they noticed the strong smell of alcohol. Springfield was then ordered to undergo several field sobriety tests, which the singer reportedly performed poorly. According to the LASD, the results of the ’80s rocker’s sobriety tests “indicated his driving was impaired,” while his blood alcohol level was measured at .10, .02 higher than the legal limit in California.
Springfield was then arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but was released early Monday on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, Access Hollywood said.