Country star Glen Campbell has finally confessed he was sipping from a half
gallon bottle of rum minutes before he hit another car and drove off - leading
to his arrest on drink driving charges last November (03).
The singer has just completed a 10-night jail spell after being found
guilty of extreme drink driving in Arizona, and has insisted until now that he
was simply "over-served" rum and cokes at a country club, where he had played
golf hours before
he drove off in a silver BMW.
But on American news show DATELINE on Friday night (23JUL04), Campbell
admitted he stopped off at a grocery store to buy more liquor.
He told host Stone Phillips, "I don't remember leaving the golf course but
what I did in the meantime, I had stopped off at a Safeway I think, a grocery
store, and got a half a gallon of rum and I had drank out the top of that.
"I found that out the next day. I was wondering how I got that way (drunk)
on two rum and cokes. "I was totally blank for about five hours. It was a total
Police arrested Campbell at his home after the singer hit another car and
drove off without stopping, the other motorist in the collision reported the
hit-and-run incident to police - Campbell has no recollection of the crash.