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Rick Springfield

ARRESTED

For Blowing Off Court Date

3/8/2013 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rick Springfield
 was arrested today on a bench warrant stemming from his DUI case.

A rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ, deputies went to Rick's L.A. home this morning to execute the warrant ... but by the time he was being booked, Rick's attorney had the warrant recalled. Rick was subsequently released.

Rick posted an update on his Facebook from the Lost Hills sheriff station, writing, "I didn't know that I was supposed appear in court a few weeks ago. It was to do with the old DUI charge and it's been cleared up and I am free to go."

The bench warrant was issued Wednesday after Springfield failed to show up to court in February, when a rep for the court says he was supposed to show proof he completed an alcohol education program. Rick was also supposed to pay $1,555 in fines.

Springfield was ordered to complete the alcohol program as part of a plea deal he struck with prosecutors to keep his ass out of jail.

It all stems from Springfield's DUI arrest back in May 2011 -- when cops pulled over the singer's 1963 Corvette Stingray in Malibu ... and smelled booze.  Law enforcement sources told TMZ Rick threatened to kill the deputy and his family if he had the car towed.

As for today's arrest -- we're told Rick didn't threaten anyone.

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hammonator62    

How the hell do you not know if you are suppose to show up for court? Either you have an incompetent lawyer or you are a fool!! Glad he got it cleared up though!! Keep rockin Rick!!!!!!

507 days ago
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Joey Boots    

If he don't clean up his act he's gonna be Bubba's Girl.

507 days ago
18.

shonenhiikada    

Wow Its strange seeing this guy in the news acting like his character on cali***********, which i just started watching recently.

507 days ago
19.

Dee    

I didn't know they would come to pick you up for a bench warrant.

507 days ago
20.

FLUX    

Released after DUI, failure to appear, bench warrant and threatening to kill deputy and family. Well the LA celebrity justice system proves once again it is as incompetent as congress. Rick and Lindsay Lohan should get married.

507 days ago
21.

captainfreedom    

Actually, success has spoiled him yet...

507 days ago
22.

ChocolateAlmondMilkROCKS!    

Harvey, Is Beeber on drugs?

507 days ago
23.

Julie Davis    

I saw Rick Springfield interviewed recently on Dr. Oz and it sounds like that man has One More Rocky Past and Even Trying to Commit Suicide as a Teenager. He sounds Wild as a Mountain Goat! I am a Big Fan of Rick's because I'm an 80's Child. However, I bet Rick is Very Full of Himself and if you are keeping a scorecard then you know the Rich Always Get Freed. JMO!

507 days ago
24.

shanoobie    

Sorry Rick, but is the 63 Vette for sale?

507 days ago
25.

RealityBites    

You're all so freaking clueless, he's been riding his bike since his DUI he hasn't been driving. He's learned from his mistake. His career is hotter than is has been in years. He's been working with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters and selling out every show he has across the country. He's been asked back to the Sweden's Rock Fest in June. Dude lives in Malibu...bet some of you losers wish you could afford to live there and own a custom vette. Rick is a nice guy who appreciate his fans after a rocky past and knows that without us he wouldn't be where he is. Unlike some artitsts who think their **** don't stink.

507 days ago
26.

Mrugowsky    

I guess the overall message here is that although. D.U.I.'s are officially frowned upon ultimately it's not that's big of a deal with a decent lawyer. Wrong message to send. Can't these celebrities afford a cab if they're f*cked up???

507 days ago
27.

Kelly    

Dr. Noah Drunk. A pity, really. He was hot once.

507 days ago
28.

Chilltopia    

If your just on back roads its fun to drive drunk... Driving wasted is irresponsible tho

507 days ago
29.

Rick Fan    

Wow you people sure a judgemental bunch. Never made any mistakes or did anything you regret?? REALLY??? And the person who wrote article did you go to college to learn to be a smarta%%??

507 days ago
30.

Professor Sherlock     

Come on I liked him!

507 days ago
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