Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Motley Crue: Vince Neil gets 30 days on DUI plea

Vince Neil’s legal team have worked out a plea deal in his Las Vegas DUI case.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Motley Crue singer will spend two weeks in jail for the drunken driving charge that happened last June, followed by another two weeks of house arrest - for a total of 30 days.

Negotiations between the two sides -- Neil is represented by attorney David Chesnoff -- were finalized Tuesday.

Neil will plead guilty Jan. 26 in Las Vegas Justice Court to driving under the influence of alcohol.

"I have recognized that you can't drink and drive at all," Neil said in a statement released Tuesday. "I take full responsibility for my actions and will learn from this experience."

Prosecutors had sought jail time for Neil since his June arrest because of a 1984 drunken driving incident in California that resulted in a man's death.

In December 1984, Neil was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter after hitting an oncoming vehicle while returning to his house in Redondo Beach, Calif., after a trip to a liquor store.

The collision resulted in the death of Finnish drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley.

Neil pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution.

Check out the full news report at the Las Vegas Review-Journal here.

Vince Neil – Tattoos & Tequila (2010)

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