3 Doors Down Bassist Faces Another DUI Charge
The former bassist and founding member of the band 3 Doors Down faces a second DUI charge in Mississippi after officers found him slumped over the steering wheel.
On Tuesday, February 18th, Todd Harrell was arrested on second-offense DUI in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Last August, he was arrested on his first DUI charge in the state, although he also faces a vehicular homicide charge in Tennessee related to driving under the influence.
Officers responded to a citizen’s tip on Tuesday night about an impaired driver. When they arrived at the scene, officers found Harrell “slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle.” Police reported that he “showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with 2nd offense DUI.”
Harrell’s DUI charge was not alcohol-related, and police received a court order to take a blood sample from him to determine which substance impaired him.
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. Records further show that in 1999, Harrell was arrested in Pascagoula, Miss., on a charge of public intoxication.
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.
In South Carolina, you can be charged with driving under the influence ofprescribed or over-the counter drugs or medication in addition to driving while under the influence of illicit drugs. States are under pressure to tighten laws for convicting DUIDs and set clear legal definitions. For now, DUID lawyers may have more opportunities for reducing and expunging driving under the influence of drug charges. Note: A DUID that involved illicit drugs may have other criminal drug charges attached.
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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