Vince Neil Arrested on DUI Charge

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Vince Neil

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[lastfm]Motley Crue [/lastfm]singer [lastfm]Vince Neil [/lastfm]who just last week declared his sobriety and said he hadn’t used drugs in 20 years and had stopped abusing alcohol,  was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday evening.  

The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the black sports car after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, Neil was released Monday morning after posting $2,000 bail. 

This is not the first time Neil has faced drunken charges. In 1984, he crashed a sports car head-on into another car in Redondo Beach, Calif., killing his passenger, Nicholas Dingley, a 24-year-old drummer with the group [lastfm]Hanoi Rocks[/lastfm]. 

Neil, then 25, wasn’t injured. He later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving, served 20 days in jail, and agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution to victims.   

Neil also has had misdemeanor battery charges dismissed at least twice in California and Nevada after performing community service. One stemmed from an accusation that he roughed up a prostitute in 2003 at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel in northern Nevada. 

Neil is the front man  for a four-member heavy metal band known for its bad behavior, hard partying, famous girlfriends and hits like “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.”  He also recently released a solo album “Tattoos and Tequila,” covering 1970s rock songs. 

Neil is due Sept. 27 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

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