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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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mrspatrickcampbell    

This story is useless without nude photos of Rick.

1269 days ago
17.

Bob     

I heard he was also in trouble with Disney for impersonating the bad guy from Aladdin.

1269 days ago
18.

ketjo    

Ohhh Ms Holly !
Here's another one for ya !!! After all you will need a new one when Lindsey finely goes to jail.......

1269 days ago
19.

TheHOLETruth    

CALL IT MY MIDWEST CORN SHUCKING LAMENESS BUT I'M NOT FEELING THIS NEED TO UNDERGO PLASTIC SURGERY, BOTAX AND WHATEVER THE HELL HE DID TO HIS FACE TO ATTEMPT TO LOOK YOUNGER. THIS IS NOT THE 70'S OR 80'S, HE NEEDS TO CHOP HIS LOCKS TAKE THAT SH*T OFF HIS FACE AND COWBOY UP TO REALITY AND EMBRACE HIS AGE. I THINK HE WOULD ACTUALLY BE HOT. LOOK AT HARVEY. I REALIZE HE DYES HIS HAIR, BUT HARVEY IS CUTE.

1269 days ago
20.

kar    

Whats wrong with all the celebs out there who just don't appreciate their money or their life! They have to drink and do drugs to try and be happy.

1269 days ago
21.

RealityBites    

Rick is a sweetheart cut his some slack, he can out perform some of these young kids....still puts on one hell of a show. Obviously he made an error in judgement by driving after drinking. I still love him after 40 years...how many others still have fans after that much time??

1269 days ago
22.

jack tor s    

www.jessiesgirlmovie.com What is this? I found it online.

1269 days ago
23.

Donna    

Rick, you are a gorgeous hunk of man and I hope you beat that alcohol thing one of these days. You are way too good looking and talanted to have addiction problems. Been loving you since the old General Hospital days back in the 70's. Take care of yourself & quit beating yourself up. You are NOT alone.

1269 days ago
24.

Sonja    

Christ... stay home and drink! ... or get a driver or a cab.

1269 days ago
25.

RSLover    

He blew a .10. Come on people. Two glasses of wine can give that reading. There are more important things going on right now then this. Course any publicity is good publicity. Look at Charlie Sheen....

1269 days ago
26.

carina    

Awww, I knew he had issues in the past and really hoped he had overcome them. Thank God no one was hurt, hopefully this will send him back into recovery.

1269 days ago
27.

Heather    

Hey Rick, just call me and I'll be your "designated driver" anytime :)

I love Rick and think he still looks good after all these years and he can ROCK and ROLL with the best of them.

Everyone makes mistakes, atleast no one was hurt. I would hate living under the microscope of the media during times like this one.

he's up to alot more GOOD than this.... check out www.rickspringfield.com after all there is more to him that just Jessie's Girl

1269 days ago
28.

Loving Monterey    

Yes he did write a book about being sober. It didn't sell well. So he put the books in a pile, set them on fire, had a few drinks and toasted to the loss of his youth and his career.

Take a taxi next time Dude.

1269 days ago
29.

Dawn    

What the crap???? He isn't wearing eyeliner, are you guys drunk???? Lori, get a life or maybe a job!!!!

1269 days ago
30.

Sue    

Who has not had 2 drinks and driven home!! Come on people! Rick Springfield has a great life with his family and he still sells out concerts every week all around america. This was not a publicity stunt. I dont condone drinking and driving but, come on people you dont have to be so mean eather.

1269 days ago
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