April 21, 2013


Bassist From 3 Doors Down Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

Nashville Police Department
Nashville Police Department

Following a deadly collision on Friday night, 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was formally charged with vehicular homicide early this morning.

According to Reuters, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said that Harrell was driving at a high speed down Interstate 40 when his car hit a pickup truck.

The driver of the truck then lost control and the vehicle went spiraling down an embankment and overturned.

Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., the 47-year-old driver of the pickup, was ejected from his vehicle and died.

The Nashville police said that Harrell had issues during the field sobriety test and appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. In a statement, police said that Harrell "acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax."

The musician was also accused of bringing controlled substances into Nashville's Metro Jail. A booking room search uncovered a bag (hidden in Harrell's sock) with eight Xanax pills, 24 Oxycodone pills and four Oxymorphone pills.

Bail for the musician was set at $100,000, but Harrell remains in jail.

3 Doors Down rose to fame in 2000 with the hit single "Kryptonite."