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Motley Crue singer Vince Neil arrested on suspicion of DUI

June 28, 2010 |  4:05 pm

Vince-neil Vince Neil, the Motley Crue lead singer who did time for killing a passenger in his car while drunk at the wheel in 1984, was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of drunken driving near the Las Vegas Strip, the Associated Press reports.

According to TMZ, it's not the first time Neil's been pulled over in Vegas -- though in 2007 he was piloting a Ferrari, not a Lamborghini, and he wound up pleading no contest to reckless driving.

The Las Vegas resident -- he's a Southern California native -- posted $2,000 bail and was released from police custody.

He served 20 days and paid $2.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty in 1984 to drunken driving and manslaughter. The drummer of the band Hanoi Rocks died in that crash. 

Neil said in 2009 that he hadn't thought about doing drugs for 15 years, but that he does "have a drink once in a while. That doesn't hurt ya."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil's booking photo, released by police Monday. Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Associated Press

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