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Rick Springfield Given 3-Year Probation After Pleading No Contest in DUI Case

August 10, 2012, 6:15 am GMT

The 'Jessie's Girl' rocker gets his DUI charge reduced to reckless driving after he agrees to enter no-contest plea.

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield settled his DUI case, more than a year after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The 62-year-old rocker agreed to plead no contest to reckless driving in exchange for his DUI charge to be dropped.

The "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker escaped jail time, but he was sentenced to a three-year probation, ordered to attend a three-month alcohol education course, and demanded to pay a fine as part of the deal. A progress hearing is scheduled in February 2013.

Springfield was pulled over near Pacific Coast Highway May 1, 2011. The Australian star registered a 0.10% blood alcohol level on a breathalyser, and threatened to kill the cop and his family when his 1963 Corvette Stingray was towed away.

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