By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Following his arrest for vehicular homicide by intoxication last week, 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has now been released on a $100,000 bond.
Harrell was taken into custody on Friday (April 22) after allegedly causing a deadly car accident in Nashville, TN. According to TMZ, Nashville Police Department stated that the 41-year-old was speeding down the I-40 highway when he clipped a pickup truck, causing it to spin out and eventually become overturned in an embankment.
The truck was being driven by 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., who later passed away in a nearby hospital.
At the time of his arrest, Harrell apparently admitted to drinking and taking prescription pills earlier that evening and police allegedly discovered more drugs, including Oxycodone, Xanax and Oxymorphone pills hidden in a plastic bag in his sock while he was being booked in Nashville’s Metro Jail.
Following the tragic events, 3 Doors Down took to their official website to post “Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band's four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.”
Upon being released from custody, Harrell has now entered rehab, the Associated Press reports (via Fox News). His lawyer, Ed Ryan, stated, "He was released on bond and immediately went and checked himself into treatment."
Harrell is due in court next month to be arraigned for his charges, which include vehicular homicide and unlawful possession of controlled substances, among other violations.
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