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Book 'Em, Danno: Rick Springfield Busted for DUI

Australian pop star recently pulled over and popped for DUI on the eve of his guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O, but wins mug shot contest over Nick Nolte.

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By Donel DeFreese

05/05/11

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Poor Rick Springfield, the Australian-born pop star who sang “Jessie’s Girl” and wooed fans of General Hospital as playboy Dr. Noah Drake. Springfield was pulled over for speeding, but ended up busted on suspicion of driving under the influence on the eve of his CBS-hyped appearance on the rebooted Hawaii Five-O cop drama. The Los Angeles Times reports Springfield, 61, was stopped after a sheriff's deputy spotted him speeding in his 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told the paper. Officers smelled alcohol on Springfield's breath and administered a breathalyzer test. The department says Springfield's blood-alcohol content was .10 percent—the legal limit in California is .08. He was released on $5,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on July 5.

We hope that Mr. Springfield was just celebrating his new gig and lost count of how many he had. We hope that this is not a sign of real trouble, and that his next role will not be as a guest star on Celebrity Rehab. For his age, Rick’s mug shot could have been worse. Remember, Nick Nolte was 61 in 2002 when his now-famous arrest photo was released.

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