Sources reportedly close to the matter told TMZ the singer, who tested above the legal limit for alcohol, became angry when the sheriff told him his $200,000 Corvette Stingray would be towed. Springfield allegedly threatened to kill him and his family.
However, the arrest report for Springfield did not contain a mention of the threat, the source said, and merely mentioned that the singer was “belligerent.”
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore told the site he could not confirm what was said during the arrest. He added that “drunks are notorious for saying stupid, outlandish things to law enforcement all the time. Law enforcement’s job is to get them off the streets, because they’re drunk.”
The District Attorney’s office is reportedly looking into the case and will decide whether to charge Springfield with a DUI.