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3 DOORS DOWN BASSIST CHECKS INTO REHAB
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4/26/2013

3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell checked himself into a rehab facility on Wednesday (April 24th), one day after posting $100,000 bond and getting out of jail after being arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. According to Billboard, Harrell's attorney, Ed Ryan, confirmed that his client had entered a drug treatment program but declined to name the location. He added that Harrell had entered voluntarily and not under a court order.

Police allege that the 41-year-old Harrell was under the influence as he sped down Interstate 40 in Nashville in his Cadillac and clipped the back of a pickup truck. The driver of the truck, 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr., was killed as a result of the crash.

Authorities say that Harrell admitted he had been drinking and had taken prescription drugs before the crash.

He was later also accused of bringing controlled substances into the jail when deputies found a plastic baggie hidden in his sock with eight additional Xanax pills, 24 Oxycodone pills and four Oxymorphone pills.

Although Harrell had difficulty getting through a field sobriety test, a breathalyzer test showed that he had no alcohol in his system. But he refused to give a blood sample until directed to do so by a court order, telling police that he was worried about narcotics showing up in his system.

The official list of charges against the bassist include vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband.

Harrell is scheduled to go to court next month to address a DUI charge from July 2012, in which he rear-ended another vehicle. He also has a string of other arrests, ranging from assault to public intoxication, dating back to 1999.

3 Doors Down canceled four scheduled U.S. concerts in April and May following Harrell's arrest out of respect for Shoulders. The group is scheduled for now to resume touring on May 31st in Moscow before returning to the U.S. to start a co-headlining tour with Daughtry in July.


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