Rick Springfield pleads not guilty to DUI charge
The "Jessie's Girl" singer did not attend the hearing in Malibu, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office said.
Springfield was pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway near Trancas Canyon Road around 8 p.m. May 1 and registered a 0.10% blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer, police said. Earlier that day he'd appeared at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus.
A report came out later alleging the 61-year-old, who'd been driving his 1963 Corvette and was described by police as "belligerent," had threatened to kill a deputy and his family if the $200,000 Sting Ray were towed.
Springfield was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence.
He's due back in court Aug. 15.
— Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Rick Springfield arrives at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on May 1, 2011. Credit: Katy Winn / Associated Press