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Summer granted request for rehab

Thursday, June 11, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eighties rocker Henry Lee Summer recently was granted his request to enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program in Tennessee as he awaits trial on charges of drug possession.

The 53-year-old Summer, whose real name is Henry Swartz, was arrested in Indianapolis in May after allegedly threw drugs from his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Officers who tried to stop him for not using a turn signal said they had to use pepper spray to subdue the musician.

He had pleaded not guilty to a felony count of methamphetamine possession, one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of resisting law enforcement.

A motion to admit Summer to a rehab program was approved Tuesday by Indianapolis Judge Jose Salinas.

The singer had two top 20 hits in the 1980s with "I Wish I Had A Girl (Who Walked Like That), and "Hey Baby."

Since his initial success, he has continued to tour.

In 2007, Summer pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated as part of a negotiated plea agreement for his alleged involvement in a 2006 incident.

On Sept. 15, 2006, witnesses at Country Woods Estates reported Summer hit four parked cars and police confirmed they used a Taser gun to subdue him during the arrest.

He was initially charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and leaving the scene of an accident.

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It sounds to me like he's trying to use the rehab bid hoping he will get less time. I hope the man isn't, for it sounds like he really needs help.

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 7:58 PM

IF you know anything at all about the rehab programs, they are good ones. The one in Tennessee Is highly recommened. And I had a loved one there myself and it did him a world of good. I was able to visit and view their program. I find them very good and would recommend them to everyone. True it is less time than going to jail or prison. But at least there you learn something and they help you become a better person. And you have alot of great support there. I would recommend those places over jail or prison any day. In prison or jail you do not better yourself, you only learn more of how to do the wrong things. They are very structured at these places and follow a very strict program. If you do not cooperate you are returned back home and back to court. I find this program very good.

-- Posted by LM3561 on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 11:30 PM

Please get the help you need Henry Lee! I still love you!! :)

-- Posted by millertime on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 7:10 AM

It will work only if HE wants it to, not anyone else. Just remember, EVERYONE is watchng YOU! Don't use it for the wrong reasons, show all it can work but not by itself. Good luck.

-- Posted by Rebel L on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 8:26 AM

Hank start rehab by using your last name you were born with, the whole "Summers" thing got you where you are now. Good Luck, stick to it and change life style.

-- Posted by smallguysmalltown on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 9:23 AM

For some reason high profil people always get caught up in the drug and alcohol abuse sector. Could this be because now life for them has no challenges and happiness can not be bought even with all the money in the world? Not to mention going somewhere and having people bother them for their autograph or picture. Then they may have to deal with staukers, groupies and hecklers.

Frankley folks, fortune and fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especiall when we remember how unhappy Princess Diana was during her life in the public eye. No where to run too and no where to hide can be a scary life style.

It's nice to be just a down home person with down home morals and stay at home happiness; here piece of mind is a blessing.

-- Posted by Keeping An Open Mind on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 9:56 AM

When was the last time you heard of anyone throwing a pack of cigarettes out the window and then fighting to the death to avoid of being assoiciated with them? Relatively few folks had even heard of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc, before they were made illegal a few decades ago. Once upon a time there was no money in this stuff because users could just grow it in their own back yards. De-criminalization now, though, would send the wrong message. It is worth spending billions every year to assure that terrorists are funded, criminals are enriched, ever more overcrowded prisons are built, crime (burglaries for drug money, prostitution for drug money, murder for drug money, etc.) forever continues to increase, and politicians are able to siphon off millions of enforcement bucks into their own pockets just so that we can keep from sending the wrong message to my kid. Wait a minute, instead of doing all that, maybe I could just be an actual parent and take responsibility for sending the right message to my kid myself. Just kidding.

-- Posted by AZcuzOfDave on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:11 PM

It will work only if HE wants it to and not ANYONE else. Remember, everyone is watching you, so don't use it for the wrong reasons and show all it can be a good thing when used properly. Good Luck.

-- Posted by Rebel L on Sun, Jun 14, 2009, at 7:13 AM

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