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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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1.

Yosemite Sam    

1st !!

572 days ago
2.

SAY WHAT    

yikes

572 days ago
3.

Amy    

Threatening cops, IF he did, is always smart. Geesh, Mel Gibson friend?

572 days ago
4.

awards    

He was boinking Jessie's Girl instead, what would you do, eh?

572 days ago
5.

mrharrybawls2012    

Hey Rick, you damn heathen, will never get Jesse's girl at this rate....

572 days ago
6.

I-See-Dumb-People    

Oh great. He'll start crying again in 3.... 2.... 1.....

572 days ago
7.

JJ    

Once a "tool" ; always a tool.

572 days ago
8.

mrharrybawls2012    

Rick Springfield. This azzwipe is now in what is commonly called "Celebrity Hell". Its when you had 1 hit many moons ago, but have no other "projects" to speak of on the horizon, and now only make the news (if u can call tmz "news") for getting busted for DUI or drugs. He will probably take that finger and pull the trigger on his melon very soon...r.i.p. in advance...

572 days ago
9.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

It so much more fun when involves Lindsay.

572 days ago
10.

IwuvTMZ    

Maybe he was with Jessie.

572 days ago
11.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Still cooler than Bieber.

572 days ago
12.

MsRichards    

I still think he looks Hott for his age!!!

572 days ago
13.

Reed Richards    

in prison...he'll BE Jessie's girl.

572 days ago
14.

Serialkilla213    

Lmao wow Lindsey blew here so many times yet never got arrested.

572 days ago
15.

Truth    

WHAT A HAS-BEEN CAREER LOOKS LIKE... YIPPERS, GO TO THE BOOZ AND DRUGS WHEN UR CAREER IS OVER, POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

572 days ago
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