April 28, 2006
It’s not exactly a surprise, considering that authorities in the West Palm Beach FL area have been looking into this for a long time…but hearing “radio host gets arrested” is enough to perk up anyone’s ears.
As it turns out, Premiere’s Rush Limbaugh came to a settlement with prosecutors over so-called “doctor shopping” charges, which involved turning himself in to local police in Florida this afternoon. He was released after posting $3,000 bail.
The settlement reportedly calls for the filing of one doctor shopping charge against the popular host, to be dismissed in 18 months if he does not violate the law, and continues successful treatment of his addiction to prescription pain killers. Limbaugh also paid $30,000 worth of prosecution costs…and will have to dig out $30 from his change a month to pay for what’s being called “supervision”.
The release by Rush’s lawyer, Roy Black, is posted here on Rush’s website. Black says the host pleaded not guilty on the one filed charge, and continues to maintain his innocence in the case.
Limbaugh’s program airs on a whole bunch of Ohio stations, including WTAM/1100 Cleveland, WHLO/640 Akron, WKBN/570 Youngstown, and WFUN/970 Ashtabula…