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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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lianececil    

Rick is just like any one of us. We know how we would feel having a dui. Let's all get over it and go on with our lives.

423 days ago
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