Founder of J. Geils Band facing drunken driving charge




CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The founder and namesake of The J. Geils (gylz) Band is facing drunken driving charges in Massachusetts.

Police say John Warren Geils Jr. was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop at a sign following a crash in Concord at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt.

Geils was the lead guitarist of the band, which was founded in the late 1960s but reached its pinnacle in the early 1980s with the hit songs "Love Stinks," ''Freeze-Frame" and "Centerfold."

The Sun of Lowell reports that the 70-year-old Geils, who lives in nearby Groton, was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment Wednesday.

There was no answer at a possible number for Geils in Groton. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.
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