3 Doors Down Bassist Arrested Again on DUI Charges
The bassist for 3 Doors Down, Todd Harrell, has been arrested for more DUI charges, but this time he was pulled over in Mississippi.
A judge in D’Iberville, MS found Harrell guilty of DUI in the state of Mississippi. No fine has been announced, but Harrell’s license will be revoked for a mandatory 90 days, and he will have to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Victim Impact Panel, as well as a Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program class.
He has been charged with DUI before. In 2012, Harrell crashed his Cadillac into the back of a pickup truck, which also occurred in D’Iberville. In that accident, he was also charged for not wearing a seat belt.
Additionally, he is out on $100,000 bail, awaiting a trial for vehicular homicide in Nashville in April.
His band, 3 Doors Down, became famous for songs like “When I’m Gone” and “Kryptonite.”
DUI Charges In South Carolina
A felony driving under the influence charge, as related to the serious harm or death of another is the most devastating consequence of a drunk driving accident, and can cause lasting damage for all parties and families involved.
A felony DUI conviction for causing great bodily injury includes a mandatory minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 15 years imprisonment, plus a mandatory fine of at least $5,000, not to exceed $10,100. Also, the DMV must suspend the convicted person’s driver’s license for the term of imprisonment plus three years.
A DUI conviction that includes a felony conviction for causing the death of another includes a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 1 year in prison with a maximum 25 years imprisonment, and a minimum mandatory fine of not less than $10,100 nor more than $25,100. Additionally, the convicted person’s driver’s license is suspensed for the term of imprisonment plus five years.
Other Felony Implications
- A part of the mandatory sentences required to be imposed under the felony DUI law must not be suspended, and probation must not be granted for any portion.
- Felony sentences must be served in federal or state prison, not local jail.
- Conviction under the statute of a DUI felony does not repeal involuntary manslaughter or reckless homicide statutes, if so charged.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Felony DUI Charges in South Carolina
The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help with any of the following traffic charges:
- following too closely,
- driving with a suspended license, DUS
- driving without insurance,
- careless driving, and
- reckless driving.
If you face DUI charges, whether it is your first charge, or felony DUI, you could feel alone and afraid. Just because you drink and drive, especially if you are not the designated driver, does not automatically mean that you are guilty. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm have helped people who face DUI charges since 1996. We offer free, confidential consultations so you can discuss the facts of your case with impunity. Contact us for help today. 803.252.4800