Todd Harrell, bassist for 3 Doors Down, has entered rehab after being charged with vehicular homicide in a fatal accident in Nashville, TN recently. Harrell was intoxicated, driving at a high rate of speed, and struck the vehicle of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr.. This caused the vehicle to lose control, veer down and embankment and flip. Mr. Shoulders was pronounced dead a short while later at the hospital.
During the field sobriety test, Harrell showed signs of intoxication, admitted to having been drinking hard cider, and also to taking Lortabs and Xanax. He was also later charged with bringing a controlled substance into a jail when a routine search turned up Oxycodone, Xanax, and Oxymorphone pills in a plastic bag that he was concealing in his sock.
Harrell was released on a 100,000 bond and entered rehab shortly after his release. According to his recently retained Nashville based criminal lawyer, Ed Ryan, “He was released on bond and immediately went and checked himself into treatment.” His lawyer also confirmed that Harrell checked himself in of his own accord and that rehab was not court ordered.
On their website, 3 Doors Down issued an official statement and condolences for the Shoulders’ family. They have also cancelled all upcoming tour dates until May 31st.