American singer ERIC CARMEN has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and failure to control his vehicle following his arrest on Tuesday (09Sep08).
The 59-year-old Hungry Eyes hitmaker was pulled over by police in Orange, Ohio after crashing his Range Rover into a fire hydrant at approximately 7 p.m.
According to reports, The Raspberries singer had a blood alcohol level of .234, three times the legal limit of .08.
Carmen posted $500 (GBP270) bond following the arrest.
It is Carmen's second DUI following his 2007 arrest in the state.
The current case remains under investigation.