Elton John's Songwriting Partner Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

fecd10ca11.jpgBernie Taupin, left; Kevin Mazur/WireImageElton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, is currently dealing with a DUI case.

The Santa Barbara Independent reports the 63-year-old Taupin was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI in Santa Ynez, California.

Authorities say he was arrested after striking a wooden fence while attempting to turn into a private driveway. His blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident has not been disclosed.

No court date has been set for the British-born Taupin, who lives in Santa Ynez Valley.

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