Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Arrested For Drunk Driving
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested early Sunday in Berkeley, California, for driving under the influence.
The punk-rocker was pulled over just before 1 a.m. after authorities spotted his black BMW convertible speeding, according to Berkeley Police spokesperson Mary Kusmiss.
After Armstrong failed sobriety and Breathalyzer tests, he was taken to jail and booked for misdemeanor drunk driving. He was released later that morning on $1,200 bail and will be arraigned later this month.
Kusmiss said the 30-year-old singer was "very cooperative" and did not inform authorities of his celebrity.
Green Day's latest album, the rarities collection Shenanigans, was released in July (see [article id="1455202"]"Green Day Call Shenanigans With Rarities List"[/article]), and the band recently contributed to Iggy Pop's upcoming LP. Green Day are working on a new album in their native Bay Area.
And outside of music, Armstrong recently played a high-rolling gambler on an episode of UPN's "Haunted."
A spokesperson for Armstrong did not return calls for comment.