3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Out of Jail, Due in Court on Vehicular Homicide Charge

41-year-old musician charged with causing a fatal DUI crash in Nashville


Todd Harrell is a free man for now.

The 3 Doors Down bassist has been released from jail on a $100,000 bond after being charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly causing a fatal crash in Nashville late Friday night while under the influence, E! News confirmed Tuesday.

Harrell, 41, is reportedly due in court on Thursday.

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According to the Nashville Police Department, Harrell was speeding on the I-40 highway in his 2011 Cadillac CTS when he clipped a 2003 Ford F-150 truck, which then struck a guardrail, skidded down an embankment and overturned. The driver of the truck, Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

Harrell told authorities that he had been drinking hard cider that night and had taken the prescription drugs Lortab and Xanax, police said. He is also charged with bringing controlled substances into a jail after a search allegedly turned up Oxycodone, Xanax and Oxymorphone pills in a plastic bag stuffed in his sock.

Following his arrest, 3 Doors Down announced that they were canceling four upcoming shows and would not resume performing until May 31 in Moscow.

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