COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Rock singer David Crosby, formerly of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, was arrested for possession of drugs and a concealed weapon while en route to an anti-nuclear rally, authorities said Monday.
Crosby, 40, was booked and later released on his own recognizance after his car hit a center divider on a freeway while he was on his way to perform at a demonstration near the San Onofre nuclear power plant Sunday.
Highway Patrol Officer Michael Fassnacht said Crosby was booked for driving under the influence of drugs, carrying a concealed .45-caliber automatic and possession of drugs.
The CHP said pipes with a brown residue and kits containing a white powder were being analyzed to determine the nature of the drugs.
Crosby was to perform with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills at the demonstration but did not because of the arrest. Nash and Stills performed without him at the demonstration.
The trio, later joined by Neil Young, gained fame in the late 1960s. All have since become solo acts.