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Rocker Lee's pilot facing charges
Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee used to perform with Motley Crue
A pilot who landed his helicopter in Hollywood to pick up rocker Tommy Lee has been charged with reckless flying.

David Keith Martz, 49, allegedly landed the helicopter outside a house on 7 July to collect the former Motley Crue drummer, the Associated Press reports.

Lee went on a 50-mile flight to a Nine Inch Nails concert before returning a couple of hours later, said City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.

Mr Martz will appear in court to face three charges, said Mr Mateljan.

He was charged with one count each of reckless flying, landing an aircraft on a public road and landing an aircraft without a permit.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 (533) fine.

Lee publicist Dvora Vener Englefield said Lee, who was married to Pamela Anderson, would not be making any comment.

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