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3 Doors Down Bassist Remains Jailed, Accused In Fatal DUI Crash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - The bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down remains jailed after being accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal crash that killed a motorist in Nashville over the weekend.

Bassist Robert Todd Harrell, of Mt. Juliet, is currently being held in the Metro Nashville Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. He has a court appearance scheduled Thursday, but court records do not indicate that he has retained a lawyer. He is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Police said the 41-year-old musician was speeding on an interstate on Interstate 40 westbound near the Hermitage/Old Hickory Boulevard exit Friday night when his Cadillac CTS clipped a pickup truck. The truck lost control, smashed into a guardrail and went down an embankment. The pickup driver, identified as 47-year-old Paul Shoulders, was ejected, and then taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Harrell's Cadillac struck a retaining wall and stopped about a quarter mile away. Police said Harrell showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. He acknowledged drinking hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax.

During booking at the jail, Davidson County Sheriff's deputies discovered a plastic bag in Harrell's sock that contained more Xanax pills along with Oxycodone and Oxymorphone pills.

The band acknowledged the crash on its website. A posting said, "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."

Last year, Harrell was arrested for DUI after allegedly crashing into another vehicle in Mississippi.

(The Associated Press & NewsChannel 5.)

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