Rick Springfield Arrested After Missing Court Date For DUI
Rick Springfield was arrested last week in his Los Angeles home on a warrant that was issued Wednesday when the singer missed his court date for a past DUI charge.
Springfield’s wife came to his rescue after the arrest, bringing all necessary paperwork to the station to clear up the problem and keep her husband from getting booked, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department told E! News.
Springfield was arrested for the DUI back in May of 2011 when he was pulled over for speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway, reported Rolling Stone. After pleading no contest to reckless driving with “DUI conditions,” he was ordered to complete a three-month alcohol education program.
"My home away from home. Lost hills sheriff station," Springfield wrote on his Facebook page later on the day of his arrest. "Arrested this [a.m.] on a bench warrant. I didn't know that I was supposed appear in court a few weeks ago. It was to do with the old DUI charge and it's been cleared up and i am free to go.
"Thought I might miss the gig tonite but I will be there and we will celebrate together. Life is not boring. XOXO."
The gig Springfield referred to on Friday was his concert at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, Calif. He’s been making the rounds lately, having recently been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Ellen with Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players. His Tour For The End Of The World will continue on through the end of the July with stops in the U.S., Canada and Europe.