Scott Weiland

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This Stone Temple Pilot has landed safely in jail.

Scott Weiland checked into a Van Nuys, Calif., jail this morning to begin serving an eight-day stretch for driving under the influence, stemming from his November bust after a minor fender bender on a Los Angeles-area freeway.

Per the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the alt-rocker showed up around 8:55 a.m. but wasn't booked until 12:15 p.m.

Weiland was sentenced April 28 after pleading no contest to misdemeanor DUI, his second conviction in four years. He also was put on four years probation, ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol program and fined nearly $2,000.

So far, it's unclear as to how he's planning to make the Stone Temple Pilots' May 17 gig at the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, minus some time off for good behavior or, as has befallen many a celebrity before him, early release due to overcrowding within the county jail system.

According to STP's website, the group is still planning to rock the Buckeye State this weekend.

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