Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Motley Crue: Vince Neil gets 15 days in jail for DUI

Things went exactly as expected for Vince Neil in a Las Vegas courtroom on Wednesday, as the Motley Crue singer’s previously arranged plea deal was made official.

Last week, we told you that Neil and his legal team had made a deal for Vince to plead guilty to DUI in exchange for serving two weeks in jail, followed by another two weeks of house arrest - for a total of 30 days.

Reuters reports that, with his guilty plea and a 15-day sentence, Neil avoids a possible maximum sentence of six months in jail if he had been convicted at trial, said Tess Driver, an assistant to the Clark County district attorney.

Neil will start serving his jail sentence on February 15, and after he gets out, he will serve 15 days of house arrest, Driver said. He will also pay a $585 fine.

"He's getting a pretty solid sentence," Driver said.

It’s hard to take Driver’s official comments seriously when you consider Neil is not only a repeat offender, but the man responsible for the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley while being drunk behind the wheel in 1984. Neil pleaded guilty to those charges, as well, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution.

20 days for a death and 15 days for a DUI 26 years later – that’s some confusing and hard to defend math, either way you slice it.

Motley Crue – Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.) (1989)

See also:

Motley Crue: Vince Neil gets 30 days on DUI plea
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Motley Crue’s Vince Neil’s DUI case headed to trial
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Vince Neil DUI update
Vince Neil mug shot
Vince Neil in jail