Peter Murphy Arrested: Bauhaus Singer Busted For DUI And Drug Possession

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Reports are rolling in that Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy was arrested over the weekend for an alleged DUI hit-and-run outside of Los Angeles.

According to police reports, the 55-year-old British singer rear-ended a Mercedes in Glendale, California, on Saturday before fleeing the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Mercedes, a woman, was reportedly injured in the accident, but still managed to write down Murphy’s license plate number before he disappeared.

The OC Register notes that another witness snapped a photo of Murphy’s Subaru Forester after the accident, which sustained moderate front-end damage.

Los Angeles police detained Murphy until Glendale police arrived and arrested him, according to the newspaper.

Upon being detained, police noted that Murphy appeared “very confused” and had trouble recalling the day and time.

Though he denied consuming alcohol that day, Murphy did admit he had been involved in a traffic collision, telling police he was jet-lagged after a recent flight. The singer also informed police he had recently taken his anti-depression medication.

Officers also report that they later found a small plastic bag containing crystal meth inside the police patrol car where the “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” singer had been detained. Murphy reportedly denied ownership of the bag.

Peter Murphy was officially arrested on suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence, felony hit-and-run and possessing methamphetamines.

He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

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Murphy, who currently resides in Turkey, is best known for his lead vocals with the group Bauhaus, which recorded four albums and ignited the Goth rock movement.

It is unclear how the charges will affect hiss upcoming tour schedule, which kicks off next month in celebration of the 35th anniversary of his former band.

Peter Murphy Celebrates 35 Years of Bauhaus is scheduled to hit nearly 50 cities in North American and Europe through July.