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Glen Campbell's assault trial set for May

Country singer charged with kneeing officer during arrest
/ Source: The Associated Press

A May 17 trial date has been set for country music singer Glen Campbell, who faces a felony aggravated assault charge in a minor traffic accident in November near his Phoenix home.

Campbell, 67, was accused of kneeing a police officer after being taken into custody. The officer wasn’t hurt.

The singer also faces misdemeanor charges of extreme drunken driving, drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Extreme drunken driving applies to a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent or higher. Police said breath tests on Campbell showed he had a 0.20 blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest. The legal limit for Arizona drivers is 0.08 percent.

He has blamed his arrest on the accidental mixing of alcohol and a prescription anti-anxiety drug.

The singer has lived in Arizona for 22 years. His hits include “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Galveston,” “Gentle on My Mind” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”