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    Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Nailed for DUI

    Vince Neil, Mug Shot Las Vegas Police Dept.

    This Mötley Crüe man took a ride on the wild side. And now it's landed him in the clink.

    Vince Neil, famed frontman for the '80s hair-metal band, was arrested for suspicion of DUI early this morning in Las Vegas, E! News has learned.

    A Las Vegas Police Department spokeswoman so far has released little information about the bust except to say it was accident related. No word if there were any injuries. The veteran 49-year-old rocker was booked into Clark County Jail and is currently being held on $2,000 bail.

    With bail this low, we're guessing Neil didn't kill anyone this time. That's in contrast to 1984 when Crüe's lead singer pleaded guilty to DUI and vehicular manslaughter in the death of musician Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley. Driving with a blood alcohol level of .17, Neil crashed into another car, killing the Hanoi Rocks drummer and seriously injuring the two occupants of the other car. He served 15 days of a 30-day jail sentence, paid $2.5 million restitution to the victims and their families and served 200 hours of community service.

    In 2002, he was nabbed for allegedly assaulting a music producer outside a Los Angeles nightclub. A year later he was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a prostitute at Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel. In both cases, he pleaded no contest, paid restitution and performed 100 hours of community service.

    Neil has recently been making the media rounds promoting his first solo album in 15 years, Tattoos & Tequila, now in stores.

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