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Prison Time for Former Three Doors Down Bassist Harrell, No Show in Court

D’IBERVILLE, Miss.–Six months in prison was the sentence in D’Iberville Monday afternoon for former Three Doors Down bassist and founding member Todd Harrell. The 41-year-old entered a no contest plea to a DUI 2nd offense charge.

Harrell didn’t show for court, but entered his plea via a representative of his attorney. The judge gave him the maximum sentence, one year, and suspended half of that.

Harrell likely will not report to prison anytime soon because his lawyers plan to appeal the sentence. He won’t have to be locked up until the appeals process is done.

Harrell is on house arrest in Nashville, charged with vehicular homicide and bringing prescription pills into the jail. He tested positive for Xanax and other prescription pills after a wreck that killed Paul Shoulders, Jr., 47, of Nashville in 2013, several months after an incident that led to his first DUI conviction in Mississippi.

His conviction Monday was from Feb. 2014, when he was found by police slumped over behind the wheel of his car in D’Iberville. He tested positive for prescription pills then.

Harrell will also have to go to rehab as part of his sentence.

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