New Zealand court remanded on bail hard rock band AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd for violating his home detention conditions. He is set to appear before the court again in November, news said.
On Monday, the 61-year-old rocker entered a not guilty plea for consuming alcohol, but only two weeks ago when he was apprehended, Rudd admitted to his charge and expressed a desire to have an instant hearing, the prosecution claimed.
Rudd’s counsel assailed the facts and commented it would not be easy to convince witness to make statements. The New Zealand-based drummer has been sentenced to eight months of home detention after he threatened the life of his former employee and for being in possession of prohibited drugs while promoting a solo album.
The charge had been dropped, however, due to insufficient evidence. Premised on his home detention was the condition that he should not drink alcoholic beverages and take unprescribed drugs during the period.
He has been warned that a breach of any of the condition would send him to prison. Rudd is also aware that he is electronically monitored and cannot leave his home without a court order or permission.
But two weeks ago or more than a week after the home detention order, Rudd was arrested from his residence in Tauranga. He is currently appealing his home detention.