Bauhaus' Peter Murphy pleads not guilty to hit and run and drug possession charges

Frontman issues a statement saying he will be playing all future shows as planned

Bauhaus' Peter Murphy pleads not guilty to hit and run and drug possession charges
Bauhaus' Peter Murphy has pleaded not guilty to hit and run and drug possession charges after being arrested in Glendale, California on Sunday (March 16).

According to Glendale News, the singer of the British goth rock group pleaded not guilty to all charges relating to his arrest at the weekend including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run driving and possessing methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth). Murphy did not appear at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday (March 19) but entered his plea via his attorney. He has since been released from jail on his own recognisance, though the judge has prohibited Murphy from driving "anywhere" under "any condition."

A statement on Murphy's Facebook page reads: "All charges that were originally filled as felonies were lowered to misdemeanours and Peter was released with with no bail or restrictions. Even on the lower charges Peter has pleaded not guilty. He wishes to thank everyone for their support and can't wait to start touring."

A statement from his lawyer on the same Facebook page continues: "The amount of Alcohol in Peter's Bloodstream was measured at 0.01 way under the 0.08 which is legal. This is the lowest amount of alcohol that is able to register on a breathalyser. We cannot say anything more right now as after pleading NOT guilty to all charges Peter now must say no more until this matter is resolved."

Yesterday, it was reported that Murphy had been arrested after allegedly injuring another driver after crashing a car in Glendale, Southern California before fleeing to Los Angeles, where he was held up by an eyewitness until police arrived.

Bauhaus released five albums over their career – the first being 1980's 'In The Flat Field' before 1981's 'Mask', 1982's 'The Sky's Gone Out' and 1983's 'Burning From The Inside'. Bauhaus first broke up in 1983, with Peter Murphy embarking on a solo career and other members forming Tones On Tail and then Love and Rockets. The band reunited for a 1998 tour, and again from 2005. They released their last album 'Go Away White' in 2008.

Earlier this year, Peter Murphy announced that he would be setting out to perform Bauhaus material on a 49-date US and European tour to support the band's 35th anniversary. He is due to play five dates in the UK in June.

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