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3 Doors Down Bassist Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Police have charged 3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell, 41, with vehicular homicide after they said his speeding car clipped a pickup truck, sending it down an embankment and killing the driver.

The incident occurred Friday night in Nashville, and police say Robert showed signs of impairment and acknowledged that he had been drinking hard cider and taking prescription pills.

After searching Robert in the booking room, police say Davidson County Sheriff's deputies found a plastic bag within his sock that contained 8 Xanax pills, 24 oxycodone pills, and 4 oxymorphone pills. Robert has also been charged with bringing these controlled substances into the jail.

The musician is being held on a $100,000 bond.

The driver of the pickup truck, Paul Howard Shoulders, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his truck upon impact. He was soon pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

3 Doors Down, known for the song "Kryptonite," released a statement on their website. "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."

Source: CNN

04.21.2013 / 11:21 PM EDT by Carson Blackwelder
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