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Monday 26 June 2017

Crue's Vince Neil faces jail time

Vince Neil of Motley Crue is to go with a plea deal that will see him serve two weeks in jail
Vince Neil of Motley Crue is to go with a plea deal that will see him serve two weeks in jail

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil will take a plea deal and serve two weeks of jail time, plus two weeks of house arrest, for driving drunk in his Lamborghini last summer near the Las Vegas Strip.

Neil has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanour driving under the influence when he appears before a Las Vegas judge on January 26, said Tess Driver, an aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger.

Neil's publicist, Jill Siegel, released a statement on the star's behalf.

"I have recognised that you can't drink and drive at all," it said.

Neil's lawyer, David Chesnoff, noted that the singer could have faced up to six months in jail and said there were legal defences to the charge.

"Mr Neil recognised that he needed to take responsibility for his actions," Chesnoff said.

Neil is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on February 15, a week after his 50th birthday.

Police said he was stopped in his black sports car late on June 27, after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton. Less than a week earlier, he had declared his sobriety.

"There's just a point in your life where you kind of stop, that's what happened with me," Neil told an AP reporter in an interview about a tell-all book. Neil said he hadn't used drugs in 20 years and had stopped abusing alcohol.

Neil is the front man fo the heavy metal band known for bad behaviour, hard partying, famous girlfriends and hard-driving hits like Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr Feelgood. He and his fourth wife, Lia, live in Las Vegas, where Neil also owns tattoo shops and two bars.

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