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3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell charged with DUI, vehicular homicide

Harrell's mug shot.


Harrell's mug shot.



Three Doors Down bass player Robert Todd Harrell has been charged with vehicular homicide after a man died in an accident Harrell allegedly caused near Nashville on Friday. The 41-year-old rocker also was high on alcohol and drugs, as well.

Police reports say Harrell was under the influence of multiple substances, including hard cider, Lortab and Xanax, CBS News reports. Harrell was allegedly speeding on I-40 when he hit a pickup driven by 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., the AP says.

Shoulders was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected for his pickup when it hit a guardrail, rolled down an embankment and rolled over, reports say. Harrell's car stopped when it hit a retaining wall a quarter mile away.

Harrell was arrested after admitting being on the prescriptions, but was also charged with bringing controlled substances into the jail. He was hiding a plastic bag with Xanax, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills in his sock.

Harrell's band posted a statement on its website reading, ""We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time." A further post noted the band canceled four tour dates through May, saying they will be rescheduled for July.

Harrell was still in jail under $100,000 bond and was expected to be appear in court Thursday.

[Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:10pm]


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