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Campbell charged with DUI, assault

Country singer arrested at home after hit-and-run accident
/ Source: The Associated Press

Glen Campbell has been charged with assault and drunken driving in a hit-and-run collision near his Phoenix home last month.

Campbell was formally charged with aggravated assault, drunken driving, extreme drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident, the Maricopa County Attorney’s office said Tuesday.

The criminal complaint was filed last week against Campbell, who was arrested Nov. 24 at his home after he allegedly struck another car and left the scene. Nobody was hurt.

Calls to Campbell’s publicist and lawyer weren’t immediately returned Tuesday.

Extreme drunken driving applies to a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent or higher. Breath tests on Campbell showed he had a 0.20 blood-alcohol level, according to court documents. The legal limit for Arizona drivers is 0.08 percent.

While in custody, police said Campbell became angry and kneed an officer, who was not injured. He was freed on $2,000 bail.

The 67-year-old singer apologized last week and blamed the arrest on the accidental mixing of alcohol and a prescription anti-anxiety drug.

Campbell, who has lived in Arizona for 22 years and has no prior convictions, was hugely successful in the 1960s and early ’70s with a string of hits on the pop and country charts, including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Galveston,” “Gentle on My Mind” and the Grammy-winning “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”