Rick Springfield Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charge

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The "Jessie's Girl" singer was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Malibu.

Two months after his arrest in Malibu on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Rick Springfield's attorney has entered a not guilty plea on behalf of the "Jessie's Girl" singer.

The rocker did not attend the hearing in Malibu, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office told the Los Angeles Times.

Springfield was pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway near Trancas Canyon Road around 8 p.m. May 1 and registered a 0.10% blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer, police said.

He's due back in court Aug. 15.

Springfield was pulled over around 8 p.m. May 1 near Pacific Coast Highway and Trancas Canyon Road while driving a 1963 Corvette.

"He made a maneuver away from the light and it prompted them to stop and pull him over," an L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman said at the time, without giving more details about the "maneuver."

Springfield registered a 0.10% alcohol content after blowing into a breathalyzer; the legal limit in California is 0.08. He was arrested and released on $5,000 just after 2 a.m. and was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Earlier that day, he made an appearance atat the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus.

In addition to "Jessie's Girl," Springfield's other hits include "I've Done Everything for You." He also is known for playing Dr. Noah Drake on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital starting in the early '80s; he reprised that role after a 23-year absence for a two-year stint in 2005.

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