Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

Three Doors Down-8In sad news, it’s been reported that 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. The news stems from an accident Friday night, that involved Todd Harrell and the victim Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr.

Todd-Harrell-Mug-ShotAccording to police, Harrell was driving at a high rate of speed when his car clipped a Ford pickup truck … which then went out of control, struck a guardrail, traveled down an embankment and overturned. Police say the driver of the pickup was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transferred to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Harrell showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and admitted to police he had been drinking hard cider and taking prescription Lortab (a painkiller) and Xanax. While being booked at the jail, Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies say they discovered a plastic bag in Harrell’s sock that contained more Xanax pills along with Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills. Harrell was charged with vehicular homicide and bringing controlled substances into the jail and is being held on $100,000 bond. Harrell was arrested last year for DUI. An incident in which he also crashed into another vehicle.

Sadly, this takes place just a few days after the news was released that 3 Doors Down would embark on a third leg of the co-headlining tour with Daughtry and special guests Halestorm. No word yet on how this will affect the tour.

The following statement was released on the 3 Doors Down official site:
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.
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