Friday, February 25, 2011

Motley Crue: Vince Neil gets early release from jail

I guess 15 days in jail for a DUI was too much for a repeat offender.

At least in soft-on-crime Las Vegas.

TMZ reports that Vince Neil was released today from the Clark County Detention Center in Vegas, after serving just 10 of 15 days for a guilty plea deal on a DUI charge from last June.

The guilty plea helped Neil avoid a possible maximum sentence of six months in jail if he had been convicted at trial.

I guess if you’re going to re-offend, soft Las Vegas is the one of the places to do it, because it appears the Vegas authorities don’t take these matters very seriously.

At the time the Motley Crue rocker’s plea deal was originally announced, Tess Driver, an assistant to the Clark County district attorney, said she felt that 15 days is more than enough for a repeat offender who had previously killed someone while drunk behind the wheel.

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

I still haven’t seen/heard any references to Neil actually losing his license, or having it suspended, so what’s up with that, Ms. Driver?

As part of the plea deal, Neil also must pay a $585 fine, attend DUI school and take part in an online victim impact panel.

Vince now returns home to begin a scheduled 15 days of house arrest, but maybe the authorities will shave some time off of that, too.

It won’t be long before Neil rejoins the Crue to kick off their 2011 tour at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 29.

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See also:

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Motley Crue: Vince Neil says DUI sentence was ‘a little harsh’
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Motley Crue: Vince Neil claims no IRS lien on his house