It's safe to say Scott Weiland didn't have a very happy birthday.
The rocker turned 36 Monday--and celebrated with his umpteenth drug-related arrest.
And now he's off to six months in residential rehab as a result.
Weiland was piloting his BMW through a Hollywood neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning when he crashed into a parked car, Los Angeles police said. Though he allegedly tried to flee the scene, he was quickly apprehended by police and booked for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The Stone Temple Pilots frontman posted $15,000 bail and was released Monday--but not for long.
Just days ago, a judge warned Weiland that he needed to stay off drugs if he wanted to avoid jail time following his August no-contest plea to two counts of felony drug possession stemming from a May arrest.
Weiland was going to be allowed remain free while he completed his drug-treatment program on the condition that he not turn up any dirty test results.
"I want to advise you that if you have any other positive tests, you will have to go back to residential treatment," Pasadena Superior Court Commissioner Colleen Serio told the sobriety-challenged rocker.
Thursday, Serio made good on her threat and sent Weiland packing--first to detox, then off to rehab. She also ordered him not to operate a motor vehicle.
"You're a very talented person, and you know the ramifications of using drugs," Serio said, per Los Angeles' City News Service.
She urged the rocker to "make the decision when you walk out of here today that you are going to turn your life around."
The commissioner granted the musician permission to leave the residential facility for four hours a day over a 10-day period starting November 7 so he can finish an album with his new band Velvet Revolver, composed of most of the former members of Guns N' Roses.
He'll be escorted to recording sessions by an off-duty police officer and drug-tested immediately upon his return.
Bandmate Duff McKagan, former GNR bassist, was in court supporting Weiland Thursday. Velvet Revolver's debut album is due out next year.
Though there's no official word on the rocker's most recent toxicology screen, Weiland has battled heroin and cocaine addiction in the past.
In May, after he was pulled over for a routine traffic violation, police discovered a stash of heroin in the car; Weiland tested positive and was arrested.
It was just the latest addition to Weiland's sordid history of drug abuse.
The rocker's many drug busts date back to 1995. Following the huge success of STP's sophomore album Purple, he was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin--a legal snafu that bought him many hours in rehab, and led to his frustrated band members deserting him to form a new band.
In 1998, the rocker tried to go it alone with the debut of his first solo album 12 Bar Blues. Neither the album, nor Weiland's attempts at staying clean were successful-he was busted in New York for trying to buy $100 worth of heroin from undercover cops.
Weiland pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and did more time in a mandatory drug-treatment program.
But despite his extended rehab stints, the rocker couldn't seem to stay clean. In July 1999, he overdosed on heroin, and subsequently spent a year in Los Angeles County Jail.
A sober Weiland temporarily reunited with STP in 2001, but was busted for hitting his then-wife Mary while the band was on tour in Las Vegas. He pleaded guilty to domestic battery in a deal worked out with prosecutors, and narrowly avoided jail time.
Mary Weiland filed for divorce last fall, citing irreconcilable differences, but later dropped the case, sparking rumors of reconciliation for the couple, who have two young children.
But it wasn't to be--earlier this month, Weiland filed his own divorce proceedings. Again, irreconcilable differences were to blame.