Early Release For Vince Neil
It was announced just two weeks ago that Motley Crue singer Vince Neil would be taking a trip to Clark County Detention Center for 15 days in jail following a DWI. However, he was actually released yesterday, making his time served only 10 days instead of 15.
He will now serve 15 days of house arrest.
I don't know how this is supposed to be a punishment, however, as Neil lives in a gorgeous, expensive home in Las Vegas with girlfriend Alicia Jacobs. He's surrounded by plaques and guitars, a yellow Hummer, televisions and comfort. Who wouldn't want to be on house arrest in his home, which was even featured on MTV's Cribs. Sure he can't leave his property or drive (which is the point anyway), but he has plenty things to keep himself occupied. I'm sure the 15 days will go by very fast.
Anyway, Neil was first arrested last June for driving (in his Lamborghini) under the influence and was issued a DWI. His BAC was three times over the legal limit of .08.
The rocker accepted a plea deal in January. He pled guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence and agreed to 15 days of jail time and 15 days of house arrest. He was also fined $585 and ordered to complete an alcohol-education class and participation in an online victim's impact panel.
I hope that this has taught Neil the following: just because I'm a rock star and sing for one of the greatest bands in history, I am not invincible. I am a human being and make mistakes, and I face the consequences of my actions reguardless of my connections and wealth. I will not do this again.
Hopefully this isn't just wishful thinking and Neil really has learned his lesson this time. I guess only time will tell.
Read previous Q103 blogs about Vince Neil and his DWI here.