Phil Rudd, the ex-drummer of legendary rock band AC/DC has been arrested once again by New Zealand Officials. He was picked up from his home in Tauranga (New Zealand) this past Saturday, but details about the context and charges remain sketchy for the time being.
When approached by Fairfax Media and asked to give a statement, Craig Tuck, Rudd’s lawyer, said that all he can is that Phil Rudd has been arrested and is set to appear in the Tauranga District Court, at 10am, on Monday. He went on to stress that this is only thing he can share for now and that anyone calling him will receive the exact same answer.
Police official aren’t much more willing to share any information either. Kim Perks, communications manager for the Bay of Plenty Police, answered reporters that Phil Rudd’s lawyer has indicated to the police before that media attention does nothing to help the case. The police department refused to comment in the circumstances until after the court appearance passes.
The former rock star is no stranger to conflicts with the law as the new arrest comes just roughly a week after Rudd was sentenced to spend eight (8) months in home detention. The sentence was a consequence of him threatening to kill one of his employees, as well as for drugs (methamphetamine and cannabis) that the New Zealand Officials found in his home in 2014. The ex-drummer did not deny these charges.
Rudd was previously sentence in the Tauranga District Court, earlier this month, on July 9, 2015. Judge Thomas Ingram had no sympathy for the ex-drummer and warned him that he would end up in prison if he didn’t respect the terms of his sentence.
Rudd was monitored 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week during his detention and any further indiscretions could have easily been spotted.
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