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3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested on Thursday morning (July 19th) for allegedly driving under the influence of a narcotic, according to Loudwire. Harrell was taken in by police in D'Iberville, Mississippi after he reportedly failed to stop his black Cadillac at an intersection and crashed into a silver Toyota truck at approximately 7:08 a.m. The driver of the truck, 44-year-old Darryl Thibodeaux, was taken to a local hospital for back and neck pain, but was quickly treated and released.
The 40-year-old Harrell, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was charged with 'DUI-other,' which is the term for an individual being under the influence of any controlled substance besides alcohol.
Harrell consented to have his blood drawn after police suspected that he was on some kind of drug. He was released after posting $1,000 bail.
Harrell's previous run-ins with the law include being charged with assault in 2004 after reportedly scuffling with a Mississippi Press employee who thought Harrell had stolen three newspapers. Harrell was also arrested in 2002 for misdemeanor simple assault and again in 2005 for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The bassist co-founded the band with singer Brad Arnold and guitarist Matt Roberts in 1996. Harrell and Arnold told us a while back about the band's first-ever gig: (Harrell) "It was at a friend of ours's party, I think. We had the gig before we even..." (Arnold) " ...had the songs to play the gig." (Harrell) "...songs to play 'em. Just a friend of our gave us a chance to come to a party and play." (Arnold) "We knew four songs, and we just played 'em over and over." (Harrell) "Over and over and over and they were just jamming to it." (Arnold) "We played those songs, like, four times that night." (Harrell) "We had a Bush block. I think we knew, like, three Bush songs..." (Arnold) "...a Metallica song and one original." (Harrell) "So we just played 'em over and over and over."
Roberts left the band earlier this year due to health reasons. The group will not replace him for now and will continue as a four-piece.
3 Doors Down has been touring behind last year's Time Of My Life, the band's fifth studio effort.