3 Doors Down Bassist Released From Jail After Vehicular Homicide Arrest

Todd Harrell's mug shot.
Todd Harrell's mug shot.

Out on bond, Todd Harrell was arrested and charged Friday in connection with a car crash that killed a motorist in Nashville.

Todd Harrell, the bassist for the band 3 Doors Down, has been released from jail on $100, 000 bond after being arrested and charged last Friday with vehicular homicide by intoxication for the killing of a motorist in a Nashville-area car crash, TMZ reports.

Harrell, 41, is due in court Thursday.

On Friday, the musician was booked after clipping a pickup truck as he sped he down Interstate 40 in the Nashville suburb of Hermitage. The truck collided with a guardrail, fell down an embankment and overturned, resulting in the death of its driver, 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. Shoulders had not been wearing a seatbelt.

Harrell, who said he'd been drinking hard cider and taking the painkiller Lortab as well as Xanax, is also charged with bringing controlled substances into jail; police found hidden in his sock a plastic bag filled with Xanax pills, Oxycodone pills and Oxymorphone pills. 

In a statement released Monday, a rep for 3 Doors Down said: "Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. and his family, 3 Doors Down has canceled 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."


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