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Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest After DUI & Death Threats, Narrowly Avoids Jail

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Same chorus, different verse!

While country star Randy Travis sobered up in a Texas drunk tank after allegedly driving drunk and threatening cops, rock veteran Rick Springfield cut a deal with SoCal prosecutors and confessed to plead no contest to astonishingly similar crimes!

Back in May of 2011, Malibu coppers pulled Rick over and smelled some booze on his breath.

One thing lead to another, as it so often does, and suddenly the dude who sang Jessie's Girl was threatening to kill a police officer and his family!


Sources tell us that Rick's deal is sweeter than cherry pie — wait, didn't Warrant sing that one?

Prosecutors dropped the DUI charge in exchange for his no contest plea to reckless driving.

We bet Randy wishes he had Jessie's girl Rick's lawyer right about now!

[Image via Josiah True/WENN.]

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10 comments to “Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest After DUI & Death Threats, Narrowly Avoids Jail”

  1. Mark says – reply to this


    Ok another error on your part. Rick Springfield had 17 us top forty hits. That hardly makes him a one-hit wonder. It looks like you just want to ramp up your headline about him by trying to take a dig at his career. I thought Perez was supposed to be this new nicer guy. SAD!

  2. LT says – reply to this


    You are an idiot. No matter how much weight you lose, you will always be that bitter fat kid.

  3. ddddawna says – reply to this


    Rick is most def NOT a 1 hit wonder! With that said, this was his 2nd run in with booze&cops so let's hope its his last time because three times is not a charming act Rick

  4. JMG says – reply to this


    RS was definitely NOT a one hit wonder. He had 17 top 40 hits in just the US….and has had a lot of success overseas. He's had an on going acting career and continues to tour, up to 100 shows per year. His memior was on the NYTimes best sellers list and his new album will be out later this year.

  5. 5

    Perez, No comment on the driving and driving I don't condone it, however with that said, get your facts straight. He has had over 17 hit songs, including Don't Talk to Strangers, I've Done Everything for You, Human Touch, Love Somebody, Love is Alright Tonight and so on….
    Not including all his television rolls, movie, If people come to your site to get entertainment news, GET IT RIGHT, don't try to amuse people with your stupid humor.

  6. HOMOHILTON says – reply to this


    ( MUSICAL MOGAL???? PFT homo ! )

  7. Lori says – reply to this


    Oh Perez. *sigh*. Rick has written ALL of his own songs (except I've Done Everything For You which Sammy Hagar couldn't make work) and he has 17 top 40 hits. Rick is still hot at 62. Love him!

  8. 8

    Hello—Rick is not a one hit wonder. Not only has he had over 20 charted singles, but has had 4 multi platinum albums and 1 gold album.

  9. GLC says – reply to this


    YOU ARE AN OUT OF TOUCH, CLUELESS, MORON! RTs situation was FAR worse! You need to do your MUSIC research!!! I'd be more embarrASSED being an everyday CRAPPY, HACK writer than being someone who had one bad night.

  10. 10

    He's just pissed that Rick at 62 looks better than he every will.