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Rick Springfield

Busted for DUI

5/2/2011 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'80s rocker Rick Springfield -- the guy who sang "Jessie's Girl" -- was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Los Angeles last night ... TMZ has learned.

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According to law enforcement, the 61-year-old singer was pulled over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. around 8:00 PM for a traffic violation. When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed the smell of booze and asked Springfield to perform several field sobriety tests. 

We're told Springfield performed poorly on the sobriety tests -- and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell us Rick's blood alcohol content was measured at .10 and .08. The legal limit in California is .08.

Springfield was taken to a nearby jail -- where he was booked and released on his own recognizance.

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jus-sayin    

Oh boy.....Going to jail? You will really wish you had Jessies girl....and not Jessie..

1187 days ago
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Lori    

Celebrity REHAB anyone? He's probably been driving around L.A. for weeks waiting to be spotted :)

1187 days ago
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Lori    

Oh...and wipe off that eyeliner, you look like a girl not a "rocker".

1187 days ago
4.

Jackie    

LOL...61 year old.... drinking and driving???...What's wrong with these Hollywood creatures

1187 days ago
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steven divster    

Tough luck.Hopefully it is his one and only one for life.I am proud to keep a clean background.I remember when a deputy let me off the hook and never drive after one sip of alcohol.

1187 days ago
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reallyirked    

Didn't he just write a book about being sober for 10 years or more. Guess not. Another Hollywood liar.

1187 days ago
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missbella    

Pretty make up! Is this a man or a woman?

1187 days ago
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SweetPea    

Wait!!- Rick Springfield is 61!! OMG I'm old! lol

1187 days ago
9.

Mike    

Finally, a story that'll blow Osama out of the water!

1187 days ago
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reallyirked    

Didn't he just release a book about being sober for 10 years or so. Another Hollywood liar. These people area disgrace.

1187 days ago
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jus-sayin    

LOL!!!

@Mike
Finally, a story that'll blow Osama out of the water!
TOO FUNNY!

1187 days ago
12.

electriczipper    

have another drink rick..you earned it

1187 days ago
13.

dd    

Rick not u too....

1187 days ago
14.

kitty    

does everyone think you can drink and drive?

1187 days ago
15.

Sharon    

Is it me, or does he look like Jafar from Aladdin these days? I'd love to see a side by side photo shot. "I'm just sayin". :)

1187 days ago
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