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3 Doors Down Bassist DUI Conviction Upheld

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. – A Judge has refused to overturn the DUI conviction of 3 Doors Down bass player Todd Harrell.

He was found guilty of slamming into a vehicle at a stop sign in D’Iberville last summer.  During his trial, a toxicologist from the Mississippi Crime Lab testified that there was no evidence of alcohol in Harrell’s system, but he did test positive for several drugs, including Oxicodone and Xanex. Harrell’s defense unsuccessfully tried to explain away the conclusions of the tests. A neurologist testified Harrell’s slurred speech and inability to focus may have been the result of a head injury from hitting the windshield during the accident.

However, the judge ruled that Harrell was under the influence and upheld his conviction.  He was sentenced to two days in jail and fined $1,000.  His jail time is suspended as long as he remains on good behavior over the next six months.

Harrell still faces a vehicular homicide charge in Tennessee for an April accident in which he was alledged to be also driving under the influence.

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