After allegedly fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run, a vigilante took chase and locked the apparently drug-addled singer in his truck for police.
Posted on Mar 20, 2013 02:59 pm
News is emerging that Bauhaus singer Peter Murphy has been arrested for an alleged hit-and-run, possible DUI and drug possession.
Reports allege that Murphy, the 55-year-old who quit Bauhaus in 1983, hit a vehicle in Glendale near L.A., injuring the driver of the other car at the weekend - and all one month before Bauhaus were set to reform with a 35th anniversary tour in the US.
He is said to have fled the scene but was chased and detained by a vigilante eyewitness who kept Murphy in his pickup truck until police arrived, according to Spinner. A statement by police says the eyewitness "was afraid [Murphy] would kill someone with his driving."
Reports say Murphy "appeared confused and disoriented but denied having consumed any alcohol." He later admitted taking prescription anti-depressants, but blamed his state of mind on jet lag.
Police also found a small plastic bag containing powder in the police car where he had been detained, possibly containing methamphetamine. Murphy says it's not his, but officers understandably think he was trying to discard it.
With his bail set at $500,000, Murphy was still behind bars on Monday and arrested on three charges relating to his alleged DUI, hit-and-run and drug possession.