The drummer of rock band AC/DC Phil Rudd was sentenced to 8 months housearrest for threatening murder and drug possession. The judge also ordered the 61-year-old actor to undergo rehabilitation in a drug treatment hospital.
In New Zealand, the Tribunal metropolis Tauranga sentenced 61-year-old drummer of rock band AC/DC to 8 months housearrest, says The Guardian. Phil Rudd was convicted of threatening to murder and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
The artist faced up to 7 years in prison, but the authorities decided not to punish him so severely. Now the movement of the drummer will be keeping track of special electronic bracelet. In addition Rudd ordered to undergo rehabilitation in an addiction clinic.
"If he wishes to continue to work in AC/DC, he needs to heal from drug addiction," said judge Thomas Ingram. He warned the defendant that he was not trying to escape. If during this time, blood artist will find traces of drugs or alcohol, it will put you in jail.
Lawyer Craig Tucker wanted to convince a jury to let his visitor on a tour together with a group in Japan, Canada and the USA. Renouncing journey, the artist will lose 10 million dollars, explained the legal counsel. But the judge decided that Rudd more in need of help, and AC/DC will cope without him. "Even the Queen found a replacement for Freddie mercury", - he added ironically.
In early April of 2015 during a court session Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to drug possession and the threat of murder. Previously, he was often denied the charges in early November 2014. It is known that the drummer has worked with him called the stronger sex and threatened to kill him and his daughter.