AC/DC’s Australian drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in New Zealand, news said. His arrest came more than a week after he was sentenced to eight months of home detention for attempting against the life of former employee. During a raid last year by the police, cannabis and methamphetamine were found in his possession.
In a report from New Zealand Herald, the 61-year-old New Zealand-based drummer was seized on Saturday night from his residence in Tauranga, but authorities declined to make any comments about the arrest. His lawyer, Craig Tuck, confirmed to Associated Press the arrest and elaborated that the musician is set to appear before the Tauranga District Court on Monday morning to hear on his petition to bail.
Tuck said he visited Tuck at the local police station, where he is currently being held in custody pending his court appearance on Monday. Tuck, too, refused to shed light on why his client had been arrested again, although it was reported that at the time of the arrest, there were prostitutes at his residence.
“It’s a matter we’ll resolve on Monday morning,” Tuck said when asked about the nature of Rudd’s arrest.
It is also not clear whether Rudd would be facing new charges in relation to his Saturday arrest. But according to the news, Rudd is currently appealing his conviction and whether this development would affect said appeal is yet to be determined.
It can be recalled that Judge Thomas Ingram warned Rudd he might go to prison should he breach the terms of his sentence — home detention with 24-hour surveillance. The rocker has also been prohibited by the Judge to take any unprescribed drugs.
“I stone cold guarantee that is where you’ll end up—I’m not your headmaster, I’m not your father, I’m a Judge,” said Judge Ingram during the July conviction and as quoted by New Zealand Herald.