AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appeared in a New Zealand court on Thursday after breaching bail on charges stemming from his November 6 arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Rudd was handcuffed by New Zealand police and taken in for questioning early Thursday morning after an alleged altercation at a coffee shop involving the drummer and a former bodyguard.
The Age reports Crown prosecutor Greg Hollister-Jones said the incident was a serious breach because it involved interfering with a witness.
Rudd's lawyer Craig Tuck said his client acknowledged the breach, which involved the AC/DC drummer running into a witness who happened to be in a shop at the same time.
Judge Geoghegan tightened Rudd's bail conditions to restrict him from taking illegal drugs and remanded the rocker until February 10.
Earlier this week, Rudd’s lawyer entered not guilty pleas on the three remaining charges and he will defend them in court next year.
Rudd appears on AC/DC’s newly-released album, “Rock Or Bust”, although his status for a 2015 world tour with the band remains in question.
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