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Rick Springfield

Charged with DUI

7/1/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'80s rocker Rick Springfield has been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his Malibu arrest back in May ... but he will NOT be charged for threatening to "f**king kill" the arresting deputy.

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TMZ broke the story ... the "Jessie’s Girl" singer blew a .10 after the L.A. County Sheriffs pulled him over on May 1.

Sources tell us ... Springfield was extremely angry after the deputy said his $200,000, 1963 Corvette Stingray would be towed away. Law enforcement sources tell us, Springfield yelled to the deputy, "If you tow my car I will f**king kill you and your family."

An L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson explained officials did not take the threat seriously ... saying, "It is rare when a drunk doesn’t say something outlandish to police when they’re arrested."

If convicted on both misdemeanor charges, Springfield faces a maximum of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.



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16.

Horndog    

Oh demon rum, does your ability to generate stupid behavior know no bounds?

1156 days ago
17.

Doug    

Funny reading all of these comments saying he is a one hit wonder and a nobody. He was the leading star on General Hospital for 7 years, he has played to over 200 million people in his career.

One hit?

"Speak to the Sky"
"Take a Hand"
"Jessie's Girl"
"I've Done Everything for You"
"Love Is Alright Tonight"
"Don't Talk to Strangers"
"Calling All Girls"
"What Kind of Fool Am I"
"I Get Excited"
"Affair of the Heart"
"Human Touch"
"Souls"
"Love Somebody"
"Bop 'Til You Drop"
"Don't Walk Away"
"Bruce"
"Celebrate Youth"
"State of the Heart"
"Rock of Life"

All top 20 or top 10 hits...hmmm...you sure you want to stand by the one hit wonder thing?

1156 days ago
18.

Billy    

Someone tell Rick that hair style went out in the 80's like his career.

1156 days ago
19.

fran    

its ok to tell the officer he "would kill him and his family" but Mel Gibson almost lost everything because he allegedly said the word "Jew"...hmmm I guess the Hollywood bullies, are ok as long as the drunk doesnt say anything about Jews...what a mixed up town

1156 days ago
20.

Nostradamus    

^fran is exactly right.

1156 days ago
21.

Gina    

First of all, you idiots, Umm he has been in the music business since the 60's, he went to entertain the troops in Vietnam and he is NOT a one hit wonder but many hits, many albums. Tours nationwide and Germany, Tokyo, and so on. He has done Battlestar Galactica to General Hospital to many shows and movies. Lets see if any of these Justin Beibers stay this long in the business. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU HATE!

1156 days ago
22.

Sonya in Tx    

Has been loser. After what happened to Ryan Dunn, Rick goes and does this?

Some people just don't learn....

1156 days ago
23.

SantaFeJack    

It would be a bigger story to hear a celebrity had NOT been arrested for DUI.

1156 days ago
24.

valerie     

He wasn't even drunk - legally he was .02 over the limit. CA is way too stringent with the dui limits. The only reason he even got pulled over is becuase he "accelerated rapidly" - yeah, I would too if I had a 1963 Corvette! Cops just look for reasons. Annoying.

1156 days ago
25.

Hoopee    

How do you get two counts of DUI from one incident?

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'80s rocker Rick Springfield has been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his Malibu arrest back in May ... but he will NOT be charged for threatening to "f**king kill" the arresting deputy.
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1156 days ago
26.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    


looks like he will be "Jessie’s Girl" in jail!LoL

1156 days ago
27.

Damian    

He takes an ok DUI pic. I've seen way worse.

1156 days ago
28.

writenow    

Here's the thing....Rick is such a self-centered baby....Jesse's girl would never want to be with him.

1156 days ago
29.

D    

I just hope that they didn't damage his vette when they towed it.

1156 days ago
30.

boston girl787    

I thought he was supposed to be sober?

1156 days ago
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