Former Silverchair singer Daniel Johns has pleaded guilty in a Newcastle court on drunk driving charges.

Johns pulled over in his black Jaguar on October and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.126.

The 35-year old rock star has been ordered to undergo a traffic offenders program. He will reappear in court on February 26.

Johns was 12-years old when he formed Silverchair with his friends Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou. They achieved international fame with their debut album ‘Frogstomp’ reaching no 9 in the USA and the follow-up ‘Freak Show’ peaking at no 12 in America.

In Australia, Silverchair’s five albums have all reached no. 1 on the ARIA album chart.

Silverchair’s last album was ‘Young Modern’ in 2007. Silverchair have won 21 ARIA Awards.

In January, Daniel Johns was reported to be working on a solo album.

He was also heard this year on the recent 360 album on the track ‘Impossible’.

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