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Singer Campbell 'sorry' for crash
Glen Campbell
Campbell was arrested at his home in an affluent Phoenix suburb
Country singer Glen Campbell has issued a public apology after being bailed on charges of drink-driving.

"Even at my age I learned a valuable lesson," he said, apologising to his wife, family, friends and fans.

Mr Campbell, 67, was arrested on Monday at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a witness reported seeing his silver BMW slam into a Toyota and drive off.

His blood-alcohol level was two-and-a-half times above the legal limit for Arizona, according to court documents.

Glen Campbell
Campbell allegedly assaulted a police officer during his arrest
Mr Campbell had been arrested on suspicion of extreme drunken driving and hit and run, police said.

He was also held on suspicion of aggravated assault for allegedly kneeing a police officer in the thigh. He was released after posting $2,000 bail.

Police said the crash happened at about 1700 local time (0000 GMT) on Monday at a Phoenix intersection. A witness followed Mr Campbell's car as he called authorities on his cell phone.

Mr Campbell was confronted at his home at the Biltmore Estates in an affluent district of Phoenix.

In a recent interview Mr Campbell said he gave up drugs and alcohol in the late 1970s after he took cocaine in Las Vegas and almost killed himself.

"I just quit. I prayed about it a lot," he said.

Mr Campbell has had 27 top 10 hits during a four-decade recording career, including Rhinestone Cowboy, Galveston and Wichita Lineman.

He issued the apology through his Los Angeles publicist on Tuesday.

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