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Rick Springfield pleads no contest to lesser charge in DUI case, sentenced to probation

FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo, musician Rick Springfield arrives at the premiere of "The Joneses" in Los Angeles. Springfield’s attorney entered a no contest plea Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving with driving under the influence conditions and received a three year informal probation sentence. Springfield was arrested in May 2011 after a deputy spotted him speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
August 09, 2012 - 3:16 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Rick Springfield has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will serve probation to end a drunken driving case filed after his arrest last year.

The rocker's attorney Philip Cohen entered the plea to a misdemeanour charge of reckless driving "with driving under the influence conditions" Thursday in Malibu. The singer initially faced drunken driving charges, but the revised charge doesn't include any allegation of alcohol impairment.

The "Jessie's Girl" singer was arrested in May 2011 after deputies spotted him speeding in his 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway.

District attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Springfield will be on informal probation for three years and is required to attend a three-month alcohol education program.

Springfield didn't attend Thursday's court hearing.

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