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Raspberries singer Eric Carmen arrested for DUI

By malcolm Published: September 10, 2008

I take no joy in this but..

Raspberries singer Eric Carmen was arrested Tuesday night in Orange, Ohio for DUI after slamming his car into a fire hydrant.

According to reports (TMZ, of course) Carmen gave the officers a credit card when asked for his driver's license and a half empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka was found in the car.
Carmen blew a .23 on the breathalyzer more than double the legal limit.

Recently the singer-songwriter and a reunited Raspberries whose 1970s hits include Go All the Way and I Wanna Be With You had enjoyed success performing and recording a critically well-received live album.

As a solo artist and songwriter Carmen's had quite a good run in the 1980's with hits such as Hungry Eyes and All By Myself

The singer reportedly slammed his car into a fire hydrant and handed cops a credit card when asked for his license. A half-empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka was found on the passenger’s seat, and Carmen's breathalyzer test was nearly three times the legal limit at .23, TMZ reported.

This is Carmen's second DUI and he was released to his attorney and has a Sept. 16 court date.

...and of course, there's a video document

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