Musician Todd Harrell pleads no contest to second DUI, sentenced to jail time, rehab


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D'IBERVILLE, Mississippi — The former bassist for 3 Doors Down has pleaded no contest to a second-offense drug-related charge of driving while impaired.

Todd Harrell did not appear in court Monday in D'Iberville. An attorney entered the plea on his behalf. Harrell, 43, is under house arrest in Nashville on a charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication.

A no-contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Harrell was arrested on the second-offense DUI charge Feb. 18, 2014.

Municipal Judge Albert Fountain sentenced Harrell to the maximum one year in prison. The judge suspended six months of the sentence, leaving Harrell to serve six months behind bars. Harrell must also admit himself to a drug and alcohol facility and attend a multiple offenders program.

Harrell was arrested in D'Iberville on Feb. 18, 2014, after a police officer found him slumped over the steering wheel at a city intersection.

Nine months after that accident, Harrell was arrested in Nashville for vehicular homicide by intoxication. He was accused of driving impaired by prescription drugs and alcohol when he was involved in a crash in April 2013.

No trial date has been set in that case, though a hearing is set March 27 on motions in the case.

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