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Rick Springfield

Strikes Deal in DUI Case

Won't Be Jessie's Prison Bitch

8/9/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809_rick_springfield_articled_tmzRick Springfield just got off EASY in his DUI case ... the one in which he allegedly threatened to kill a deputy sheriff ... TMZ has learned the singer cut a deal and won't have to spend a single minute behind bars.

TMZ broke the story ... Springfield was arrested in May 2011 after cops in Malibu pulled over his 1963 Corvette Stingray ... and smelled booze.  Sources tell TMZ Rick threatened to kill the deputy and his family if he had the car towed.

Springfield was charged with DUI ... but today, we've learned he cut a plea deal with prosecutors ... in which they agreed to drop the DUI charges in exchange for a no contest plea to reckless driving.

As party of the deal, Rick was put on 3 years probation ... and ordered to attend a 2 month traffic program.

We could rehash the maximum sentence Rick was facing, but the point is probably moot.

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RD    

And we wonder why people still drink and drive? All people have to do is get a good lawyer and usually they can get out of it. And threatening to kill a cop and their family? I'm sure the arresting officer is real pleased with the DA.

618 days ago
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THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Of course, but if he wasn't famous? Or if he was famous, but not white?

618 days ago
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Jordan    

Are Dui ilegal for celebrities in california.

618 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I got a DUI strangely enough in a white 76 Stingray I had back in the mid 90s when I was 28 and got pretty much the same deal THEN. Nothing too special about it, but here's where you get burned; YOU get another one, then you're flucked, because NOW you got 2 and you're walking since the probation violation gets you a conviction on the first one. Some states even jail for aggravated DUI which a second one is considered at least in IL.

618 days ago
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BC    

the US doesnt put their celebrities behind bars.

618 days ago
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Kabala    

I wonder if he dyes his hair?

618 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I've always liked him but what is with the singers (Randy Travis, David Cassidy, John Denver etc) all drinking and driving?

618 days ago
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Jay W.     

Jessie's girl is an old fat hag now in her late 50's. I seen her just the other day.

618 days ago
9.

DaveT    

Prison rape is never funny.
It's the most brutal rape that exists, severe beatings, several men taking turns, no lubrication, the rape victim rips and tears and bleeds, can't walk for weeks, goes through months of infections from the wounds, and never fully heals because scar tissue growth causes blockages and requires life-long medical attention.
Contrary to public opinion, rape victims in prison are usually *not* child molesters or convicted rapists.
Rape victims in prison are nearly all small-framed men, non-fighters, who are easy victims, and prison rape victims are almost always in for non-violent crimes.
They don't "deserve" to be beaten and raped.

618 days ago
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doodoopapah    

This guy is a little bitch.

618 days ago
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TJ    

They say he is an alcoholic?? Saw him perform in Vegas, years ago. Always liked him as a performer. Handsome & talented as Dr. Noah Drake. What kind of a human being he is, I have no idea.? Threats? Sounds like Mel Gibson. Fame, too much money=sense of entitlement.

618 days ago
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TJ    

Doesn't look like he has had any plastic surgery. Holding up fairly well.Alcohol not good for your health or looks. He could still do some more acting,I would think?

618 days ago
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HtotheT    

I'm a white MBA and from LA, and YES, if he was non-white and had made threats, I guarantee he would have spent time behind bars. I have a highly educated financial-advisor friend who is African American and he has sometimes been pulled over for "driving while black." It does exist but if you live in Middle America or are ignorant, you aren't going to admit or know that it exists.

618 days ago
14.

TMZUniversal    

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Nestle is the property of the French Jewish Hausner Family of Marlboro,Maryland and
New York.

618 days ago
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TJ    

Does anyone know what his two sons are doing? Joshua and Liam? Is Rick still married?

618 days ago
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