J. Geils Band founder John Warren J. Geils Jr. age 70, was arrested for driving under the influence in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon after officers responded to a car accident report. Officers arrived on the scene to find that the rocker had been operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

J. Geils Band founder faces more legal issues

An official Concord police report states that a unit was dispatched to the intersection of Elm Street and Shaw Road for a motor vehicle accident involving Geils and an unnamed party.

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Geils reportedly ran through the intersection's stop sign, rear-ending the car traveling in front of him. Thankfully, no one was injured during the crash.

Geils was arrested on the scene and transported to a nearby police department where he was booked and later released on Wednesday on personal recognizance following his arraignment hearing in Concord District Court. Geils faced Judge Lynn Brendemuehl who ordered him not to drive without a license and to completely abstain from any and all alcohol. He is due back in court on November 2nd.

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J. Geils Band dispute over the use of the band's name continues

John, who played lead guitar for the band is also the original founder. The band was first formed in the late 60s later reaching their career peak in the early 1980s with popular hits including, "Centerfold," "Love Stinks" and "Freeze-frame" to name a few. The band originally broke up in 1985, but through the years have reunited a number of times to perform concerts.

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After leaving the band Geils founded KTR Motorsports in Ayer, Massachusetts to service vintage sports cars. He sold the company in 1996 but continues to remain active within the business. In 2013 the J. Geils Band sans Geils opened up for rock legends Bon Jovi playing an hour show as the opener for Bon Jovi's most recent United States tour.

The following year they opened for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band during Seger's North American tour.

Geils, who has not performed with the band for several years is currently involved in what has become a long legal dispute with his ex-band members over the use of the group's name. At this time failed attempts have been made by the media to contact John Warren Geils Jr. for comment.

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