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Mt. Juliet rocker charged with second DUI in Mississippi

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

Three Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a report.

Harrell, of Mt. Juliet, was taken into custody Feb. 18 in D’Iberville, Miss. after police found him passed out in his car at a street intersection, according to tmz.com.

Law enforcement officials believe he was under the influence of drugs.

“On arrival our officers made contact with the driver and there were signs of his being impaired,” D’Iberville police chief Wayne Payne told the Associated Press, We don’t know what the substance is at the time. We sent the sample on to the crime lab for testing.”

The 42-year-old was released on a $1,789 cash bond.

This is the second DUI arrest for Harrell since July 2012, when he was detained in D’Iberville after he failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a pick-up truck.

Harrell also awaits trial for vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband charges related to a fatal car crash in Tennessee last April.

The band released a statement that it had previously suspended him from the group, and the suspension would continue. 

“Following yesterday’s incident, the band has extended Todd’s suspension indefinitely,” the statement said following Harrell’s arrest. “We take this action to protect the image and integrity of the band and to encourage Todd to address and resolve his problems.”

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