Dave Grohl Responds To DUI Charge

In a posting on the Foo Fighters' Web site, Dave Grohl has responded to the legions of postings from fans concerned about the recent brush with Australian authorities that resulted in a DUI charge for the frontman.

Grohl had his Australian driving privileges suspended for three months and received a $400 fine after being charged with a DUI following a concert in Australia's Gold Coast on January 23 (see [article id="1429030"]"Dave Grohl Nabbed For Down Under DUI"[/article]). The frontman was keen to set aside the notion that he had been forcibly pulled over by police in his post.

"About a mile or two before the hotel, there was a police breathalyzer stop thingy," Grohl wrote. "They were checking everybody. I thought they'd wave me by. I wasn't driving recklessly, I wasn't pulled over. I drove up to them."

Grohl continues to describe how he was asked to blow into a breathalyzer unit, producing a reading of ".09 or something," and was taken

to jail due to this being above the legal limit.

The Foo Fighter concludes his post with a plug for responsible driving. "So, people, I guess if there's anything to learn here, it's: don't drive after a few beers, even if you feel entirely capable like I did."