3 Doors Down Bassist Released From Jail After Vehicular Homicide Arrest

6:53 AM PST 04/24/2013 by THR staff
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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