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AC/DC's Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching detention rules

AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching home detention rules by drinking alcohol

AC/DC's Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching detention rules

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded not guilty to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol.

A New Zealand judge on Monday allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer could face jail time if the judge decides Rudd did breach his detention conditions.

Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home confinement on July 9 after pleading guilty to threatening to kill a former employee and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Rudd acknowledged in a court summary of facts that he'd offered cash, vehicles and a house to an associate after asking him to have the victim "taken out."

It's unclear whether Rudd has any future with AC/DC, which is currently touring with Welsh drummer Chris Slade.


Updated : 2021-09-19 22:53 GMT+08:00