Rick Springfield Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

Jul 6, 2011, 14:31 by Sarah Long

An attorney for musician Rick Springfield has entered an innocent plea on his behalf to drunken driving charges, Los Angeles court records show.

Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says Philip Cohen entered the plea during a hearing Tuesday in Malibu, MSNBC reports.

The charges stem from the 61-year-old rocker's May arrest in Malibu, Calif. The sheriff's department said Springfield's blood alcohol content was 0.10 percent- over the 0.08 percent limit in which a person is presumed to be too drunk to drive.

TMZ said the "Jessie's Girl" singer and former "General Hospital" star is due back in court Aug. 15.

He faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted on both counts of driving under the influence, the celebrity news Web site said Tuesday.

Source: UPI