Vince Neil arrested on DUI charge

Vince-NeilImage Credit: Chris Gordon/WireImage.comVince Neil was arrested early Monday in Las Vegas on a drunken driving charge. The AP reported the Mötley Crüe singer was being held at the Clark County jail pending a court appearance.

There are no further details at present. But if Neil was driving while inebriated, it would reveal the front man has learned little from his personal history. In 1984, Neil was drunken driving when he had an accident that killed his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley. Neil was subsequently sentenced to a mere 30 days in jail.

The timing of the incident is unfortunate for Neil given that both his new CD, and his forthcoming memoir, are titled Tattoos and Tequila (both of which he spoke about to EW in a Music Mix Q&A last week). Neil also has his own tequila line, Tres Rios, and earlier this month opened the Vince Neil Tres Rios Cantina at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Vince Neil’s spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

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  • CJ

    He may be in a pen, but it’s P-e-n-d-i-n-g not “penning.”

  • Get Sober Neil

    You’d think the guy would learn after he already killed someone while driving drunk … but not this idiot. He thinks he’s untouchable

  • MotelSixx

    Hey, when a celebrity gets a DUI its the biggest thing, but when that dude around the corner that you dont even know his name gets a DUI, nobody gives a rats ass. RIP Razzle, only the media would stir up a tragic accident to bring your best friend down. Hang in there Vinny!!!!


    • Joe Pesci

      You are an idiot!!! If your average joe blow killed someone driving drunk they wouldn’t get a slap on the wrist like Vince Neil did. He is a pathic loser to even consider driving drunk again. I like their music but as a person Neil suxx.

      • Right

        he’s a mediocre front man for a has been band. Where’s the news value of this story?

      • pay back?

        good thing his daughter died of cancer

      • ej far the most disgusting comment I’ve ever seen

      • Beth

        good thing his daughter died of cancer? You have major mental problems. The reason he only got 30 days in jail is because Motley was getting to go on tour and he was being sued for a huge amount of money, I believe he hurt people in another car too. So the judge decided that in order to pay off the people that sued him, they allowed him to go on tour and make money that went to the victims. Otherwise, they would never have been paid because he didn’t have the money and wouldn’t make it sitting in a cell. So, call it greed of other people that he only got 30 days.

  • sorella

    Is this the dude who dates that Kat Von from LA InK??

    • crue

      that’s Nikki Sixx

  • UGH

    Oh my poor, dear Vince. I’m sure you’ll have another high-priced attorney get you out of this. Much like the vehicular manslaughter charge you got for basically murdering a fellow musician. Maybe some real jail time or a real charge would’ve sobered you up? I’m sure a dozen floozy groupies are sure to write on here in your defense, you washed-up hasbeen. Go wheeze through another concert and let the audience do the majority of the singing, you Cheeze-Doodle-eating slime.

  • Covina 84

    Hey, it’s not just about this DUI, it’s about already killing someone because you’re drunk and not learning from it. Hey man, he got lucky in 1984, 30 days??? Really??I lived in covina then and neil was out partying a week after he was out of jail. He didn’t learn and if you are nikki sixx then you know that

  • Michael Worshippers Suck

    At least the story didn’t mention Michael Jackson OR Justin Bieber.

    • john

      Or Twilight

    • ks

      or Lady Gaga

      • Rizzo

        Or Paris Hilton

  • Joe

    His wife claims he’s been sober for three years. Owning a tequila bar and a line of tequila isn’t the best way to stay sober. This was in the cards to happen. If his bottom wasn’t his DUI that involved a death in ’84, he had and probably still has some digging to do. Keep Coming Back, Neil. We’re saving you a seat.

  • fernando

    this must a tough ordeal for Vinny and the crue are my faviorite band, but he made a mistake and lets hope everything turns out ok, more important i hope he’s learned from it, so he and the fans can move on.. good luck vin

  • wallstraffed ii

    u have 2 b an idiot driving a lambo after drinking. of course tatoo & tequila expert = idiot. fact these D+ rock losers r so wealthy is a disgrace.

  • MrNiceGuy

    F him and his lack of control and respect for his fellow man. A hole.

  • Stephanie T.

    Great singer but certianly not a super brain. If he was then he would have learned his lesson back in 1984.

    • What?

      Great singer? Are you deaf? He is a terrible singer and a worse entertainer. He has 1/4 the singing talent of Axl Rose and even Axl is a mediocre singer.



  • dui888

    It is quite unfortunate time for him

  • Renato

    You all need to get a life with the comments. For god sakes its bacon with food cnrloiog what is you problem! Whats next comments like aliens are affecting our meat with there probes! holy crap man. I’ll say it again get a life and move on .its just bacon smells the same taste the same its just a novel idea and you guys trash it like its death. Heres a novel idea if it bothers you eating the bacon,shut up and..move away from the table and let the rest of us eat it .duh!

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