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    3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Charged With Vehicular Homicide

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    UPDATE April 22, 2013: A rep for 3 Doors Down releasing a statement to E! News announcing the band has scrapped its upcoming tour dates due to the tragic incident.

    "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," said the spokesman.

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    Todd Harrell has been put behind bars.

    The 41-year-old 3 Doors Down bassist was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after allegedly causing a fatal crash that occurred late Friday night on a highway in Nashville, E! News confirms. The collision claimed the life of a man, who has since been identified as 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr.

    According to the press release sent by the Nashville Police Department, Harrell was driving his 2011 Cadillac CTS westbound on I-40 at a high rate of speed when the car clipped Shoulders' 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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    Shoulders lost control of his truck, which struck a guardrail, traveled down an embankment and overturned. Shoulders was ejected because he was not wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival to the hospital.

    Harrell performed a sobriety test and admitted to consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax. According to the release, he was also charged with bringing controlled substances into the jail, after a search revealed a plastic bag that contained 8 Xanax pills, 24 Oxycodone pills and 4 Oxymorphone pills hidden in his sock.

    The musician is currently jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

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    In July 2012, Harrell was arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly crashing into another vehicle in southern Mississippi. The driver of the other vehicle was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital after suffering neck and back injuries.

    Harrell was charged with DUI and for not wearing a seat belt, and was later released on a $1,000 bond.

    —Reporting by Marcus Mulick

    (Originally published April 21, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. PT)

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