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OTRC: Rick Springfield arrested for drunk driving on PCH

Rick Springfield appears in an undated photo from his official website. (RickSpringfield.com / Jay Gilbert)

Rick Springfield, the singer best known for his 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl," was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving on Sunday, the Malibu Sheriff's Station confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.

The singer was pulled over at 8 p.m. PT in his 1963 Corvette on the Pacific Coast Highway for a traffic violation and showed signs of intoxication.

Officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department administered field sobriety tests, which indicated that Springfield's driving was impaired.

He submitted to a breath analysis test, which indicated that his blood alcohol was at a level of .10 percent, where the legal limit is .08.

Springfield, 61, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and was released at 2:11 a.m. PT on $5,000 bail.

Springfield struggled with money before he became a successful music artist who sold about 20 million albums and landed his gig on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake, which he played between 1981 and 1983 and later again between 2005 and 2007 and also in 2008.

Springfield has struggled with depression and sex addiction. When Springfield was 17, he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself, but the rope he used snapped and he fell to the floor.

Springfield, an Australian native dated Linda Blair of the horror film "The Exorcist" in the 1970s and married Barbara Porter in 1984.

The singer is scheduled to appear in court on July 5, 2011.

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