The 80′s rocker and former star of General Hospital, Rick Springfield was arrested last night on suspicion of drunk driving. The 61-year-old (yes, he’s 61!)
He was pulled over by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at around 8 p.m. for a traffic violation. According to the report, Springfield, 61, failed sobriety tests administered by officers after they smelled alcohol in his vehicle.
TMZ posted the mug shot and it is kind of heartbreaking. Rick’s blood alcohol content was .10 which is higher than the legal limit in California, .08.
Springfield was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked and released on his own recognizance, and he was apparently embarrassed about the incident. Just earlier in the day, Rick participated in the LA Times Book Festival at USC in Los Angeles, CA to promote his Late, Late At Night.