Scooplets: Rick Springfield arrested on DUI suspicion

May 2, 2011 at 12:49 PM ET

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Rick Springfield is pictured in a booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Malibu, Calif., on May 1.

• (Updated 5:30 p.m. ET) Reuters reports that pop star Rick Springfield was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk through Malibu, Calif., in his vintage Corvette over the weekend, police said on Monday. Springfield, 61, was taken into custody on Sunday night after failing a field sobriety test, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said in a statement. The singer, best known for his 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl," was stopped by sheriff's deputies after rapidly accelerating along Pacific Coast Highway. He "exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication," the statement said. A breath analysis showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent, above California's legal limit of 0.08 percent, the statement added.

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