Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vince Neil Jailed In Las Vegas

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, shown in this police booking photo on Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011, turned himself into the Clark County Detention Center Tuesday, to begin serving a 15 day sentence for a DUI conviction. Neil pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge after his DUI arrest last summer and will serve another 15 days under house arrest when he is released. "I made a mistake, and I have to finally learn my lesson and go do a little bit of time," Neil, 50, told People.com about his legal troubles. "I've already learned my lesson."

This is Vince Neils second DWI-December 8,1984 Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley and the other members of the band visited Neil's home and spent the day at Redondo Beach. After partying for hours, Neil and Razzle decided to take a trip to a local liquor store in Neil's De Tomaso Pantera. Neil, who was drunk, lost control of the car and hit an oncoming vehicle. The two occupants of the other car were seriously injured and suffered brain damage,and Dingley was killed. Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the crash. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, well above the California legal limit at that time of 0.10.
Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley

In July 1986, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Hinz, Jr. sentenced Neil to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and 200 hours of community service. Neil got out of jail in 15 days for good behavior; Mötley Crüe dedicated their third studio album, Theatre of Pain, to Razzle.

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