Peter Murphy’s attorney entered the plea of not guilty in a Glendale, CA courtroom Tuesday (March 19). Murphy, former Bauhaus frontman and unofficial leader of the 80′s goth movement, was arrested Saturday (March 16) and charged with three misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run driving and possessing methamphetamine. The British singer’s bail had been set at $500,000.
According to the Glendale News Press, the singer did not appear in court yesterday. Instead, his attorney Robert Wilson entered the plea on his behalf.
As previously reported, the singer allegedly rear-ended a Mercedes in Glendale, CA, injuring the driver, and then fled to the scene. An eyewitness in a pickup truck reportedly followed Murphy’s Subaru Forester from the scene, blocking him on his way into Los Angeles until police arrived.