Peter Murphy, former frontman of goth rock band Bauhaus, has been sentenced to three years probation and ordered to attend 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings in relation to an arrest for narcotics possession and a hit-and-run in Southern California back in March.
Murphy fled after rear-ending a Mercedes stopped at a traffic light in Glendale, California, and injuring the driver, on 18th March. A concerned citizen then followed Murphy into Los Angeles and alerted police, who found a bag of methamphetamine on Murphy after placing him under custody.
Last week, Murphy pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and no contest to charges of hit-and-run driving, receiving three years of probation and ordered to attend 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings, reports The Glendale News-Press.
The Godfather of Goth appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday to accept a plea bargain from prosecutors, which included the dismissal of a previously-levelled DUI charge, with the possession charges set to be dropped if Murphy completes his NA meetings.
Murphy initially denied that the drugs were his, later pleading not guilty to three misdemeanour counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run-driving, and possession of methamphetamine.
Following Thursday’s plea bargain, Murphy’s attorney Robert Wilson expressed satisfaction with the LA court’s decision, saying “It’s the correct resolution.”
(Via Slicing Up Eyeballs)