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Rocker Vince Neil released from Las Vegas jail early

Vince Neil released

KSNV coverage of release of Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil from jail, Feb. 25, 2011.

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was released from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday after serving 10 days of a 15-day DUI sentence.

Neil, who lives in Las Vegas, was pulled over by a Metro Police officer about 11 p.m. June 27, 2010, for speeding and weaving between lanes on Desert Inn Road west of Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

Neil told the officer that he had three glasses of champagne, but he didn’t know when his last drink was, police said.

The officer said Neil failed three standard drunken driving physical tests, which measure horizontal eye movement, the ability to walk and turn heel to toe, and the ability to stand on one leg for 30 seconds.

He also was given a breath test. Neil’s readings from the test were 0.215 and 0.216, compared to the legal limit of 0.08, police said. Neil was booked into jail and was released the next day on $2,000 bail.

Neil was sentenced to 15 days in the Clark County Detention Center beginning Feb. 15 and was ordered to then serve 15 days of house arrest, pay a $585 fine, attend DUI school and attend a victim-impact panel online.

In 1984, Neil crashed a sports car head-on into another car in Redondo Beach, Calif., killing his passenger, Nicholas Dingley, a 24-year-old drummer with the group Hanoi Rocks.

Neil, then 25, wasn’t injured. As part of a plea deal, he agreed to pay two victims in the other car $2.5 million in restitution. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years of probation and 200 hours of community service in that case.

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