Rick Springfield Arrested After Failing To Appear

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Rick Springfield was arrested today on a bench warrant stemming from his DUI case reports tmz.

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LAPD AND SHERIFFS showed up at Springfield’s Hollywood home EARLY this morning to execute the warrant. He was booked and subsequently released.

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The “Jessie’s Girl” singer said today on his Facebook from the police station, “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.

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