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Silverchair’s Daniel Johns sentenced with “intensive corrections order” after pleading guilty to drunk driving

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Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has been sentenced to a 10-month “intensive corrections order” after pleading guilty to drunk driving, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The punishment allows Johns to serve his time in the community, as opposed to in jail. His sentence also forbids him from driving for the next seven months and requires an alcohol-reading interlock device be installed in his car for two years after that.

As previously reported, Johns crashed his vehicle into a van carrying two people on Australia’s Pacific Highway in March and was charged with drunk driving after testing three times higher than Australia’s legal blood alcohol content limit. The people in the van were treated on the scene.

Following the incident, Johns announced that he was admitting himself to rehab.

Silverchair, which released the RIAA double-Platinum album Frogstomp in 1995 when Johns was only 15, has been inactive since going on hiatus 2011. Johns then went on to form the band Dreams in 2018 alongside fellow Australian Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun. He released a new solo album, FutureNever, in April.

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