Todd Harrell of Three Doors Down arrested for DUI again
That vehicular homicide charge he’s facing in Tennessee didn’t stop Todd Harrell — a founding member and bassist for Three Doors Down — from allegedly driving under the influence in Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Officers found Harrell “slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle,” D’Iberville police Chief Wayne Payne told the Associated Press. “On arrival our officers made contact with the driver and there were signs of his being impaired,” Payne said.
Harrell was arrested and charged with a second-offense DUI with a substance other than alcohol.
“We don’t know what the substance is at the time. We sent the (blood) sample on to the crime lab for testing,” Payne said.
Harrell’s latest run-in with the law caused him to bow out of his band’s upcoming world tour, set to kick off in May.
In July 2012, Harrell rear-ended another vehicle and was convicted of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. He also is accused of driving impaired while involved in a fatal accident in April 2013.
Police say Harrell admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before speeding down the interstate in a Nashville suburb and clipping the back of a truck. The driver of that pickup, 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr., was killed.
Harrell checked himself into rehab that spring. We can see how much good that did.
The rocker faces charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possess
ion of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband. My. Seems driving less-than-sober is Harrell’s Kryptonite.