Rocker Rick Springfield pleads not guilty to DUI

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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, actor-singer Rick Springfield arrives to The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif. Springfield pleaded not guilt through his attorney to driving under the influence on Tuesday, July 5, roughly two months after he was arrested on Pacific Coast Highway. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 file photo, actor-singer Rick Springfield arrives to The Los Angeles Times …

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say an attorney for Rick Springfield has entered a not guilty plea on the rocker's behalf in a drunken driving case.

Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says Philip Cohen entered the plea during a hearing Tuesday in Malibu.

The "Jessie's Girl" singer did not attend the arraignment in the misdemeanor case.

Springfield was arrested May 1 by a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for allegedly speeding in his 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway.

The sheriff's department said Springfield's blood alcohol content was 0.10 percent. That's over the 0.08 percent limit in which a person is presumed to be too drunk to drive.

Cohen did not immediately return a phone message.

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