Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has been sentenced to three years probation for a hit and run incident in Glendale, California.
The frontman of the British goth rock group is currently touring around California as Bauhaus for the band’s 35th anniversary.
He was arrested in March for suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit-and-run driving and possessing methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth).
He initially pleaded not guilty to all three charges but was sentenced last week (October 10) in a Los Angeles court after pleading no contest to misdemeanor hit-and-run driving for the March 16 crash, and guilty to a charge of possessing methamphetamine, Glendale News reports.
He was sentenced to three years of probation, and must complete 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meeting and 10 days of community service, in addition to submitting to random drug tests.
Murphy was driving his manager Subaru Forester’s car when he crashed into another vehicle and fled onto the Ventura (134) Freeway. The driver of a pick-up truck saw the crash and followed Murphy to Barham Boulevard in Los Angeles, where he blocked him until Glendale police arrived. Police reports claimed the rocker appeared confused and had difficulty recalling the day and time.
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.