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Rick Springfield busted on DUI charges

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Rick Springfield DUI

Rick Springfield was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Rick Springfield

Eighties heartthrob Rick Springfield was arrested last night in Los Angeles on DUI charges.

The 61-year-old was pulled over around 8 p.m. because of a traffic violation, and when cops approached they noticed that the singer reeked of booze.

"He [Springfield] looked pretty gone, like he'd been having a really good time," a witness to the incident told RadarOnline. "A friend of his had to drive his car away."

Springfield failed his field sobriety tests and blew a .10 and a .08, just barely above the .08 legal limit in California.

Springfield -- who has admitted to problems with sex addiction and depression in the past -- did not become Jessie's Girl in jail. He was booked and released on his own recognizance fairly quickly.

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