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3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell charged with second DUI

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Still facing a vehicular homicide by intoxication charge from a drunk-driving, drug induced vehicle crash he allegedly caused in April, 2013, Todd Harrell, bassist and one of the founding members of the rock group 3 Doors Down, was arrested on the evening of Feb. 18 in Miss. where he was charged with his second DUI.

According to USA Today, Harrell’s arrest “involved a substance other than alcohol.”

Harrell was found "slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle" by officers responding to a citizen's call about an impaired driver, D'Iberville police Chief Wayne Payne told The Associated Press.

Police on the scene confirmed that there were obvious signs that Harrell was impaired, and obtained a court order for his blood sample to be taken.

Not only will this be Harrell’s second DUI, it’ll be his second DUI “involving a substance other than alcohol.”

"We don't know what the substance is at the time. We sent the sample on to the crime lab for testing," Payne said.

Harrell was released from jail after posting a $1,789 cash bond. His court date for this latest DUI hasn’t been set yet.

Harrell has a history of alcohol and drug abuse dating back at least to the late 1990s when he was charged with public intoxication.

Harrell, along with co-founding band members Matt Roberts and Brad Arnold, formed 3 Doors Down in 1996. The group is perhaps best known for their 2000 hit song "Kryptonite."

For more on Harrell's still pending vehicular homicide charge, see the video accompanying this article and our earlier report from April, 2013:

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