Update: According to the associated press Harrell has checked himself into a treatment facility.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell posted 100 thousand dollars bail yesterday on charges that include vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. Harrell was arrested on Friday night after his involvement in a deadly car crash in Nashville. According to TMZ, police have stated that the 41 year-old Harrell was speeding when he clipped a pickup truck. The driver, named Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. was not wearing a seatbelt. He died at the hospital.
Harrell has admitted to drinking and taking prescription painkillers Lortab and Xanax. Other pills, including Oxycodone and Oxymorphone were found in his sock when he was being booked. As a result, in addition to being charged with vehicular homicide, Harrell was charged with bringing a controlled substance into the jail. 3 Doors Down released the following statement in reaction to Friday’s tragedy.
“Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band’s four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.”
3 Doors Down is best known for their hit “Kryptonite.” It was released in January of 2000 on Republic/Universal Records. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Paul Howard Shoulders. Rest in peace Paul.