Rocker Scott Weiland Arrested on DUI Charge
The Velvet Revolver frontman is booked after a crash in California last month
Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has been arrested for DUI.
Weiland, 40, who has long battled substance abuse, was arrested after crashing his car and failing sobriety tests on Nov. 11 in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement. No one was injured in the accident.
The musician was booked at the Van Nuys jail and refused to take a blood or urine test, according to the CHP. He posted $40,000 bail and is due in court on Dec. 13.
The singer has yet to be formally charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office.
The former Stone Temple Pilots singer has run afoul of the law numerous times over the years. He was jailed for drug offenses in the 1990s and was arrested on domestic-violence charges in 2001.
Earlier this year, Weiland’s wife Mary was arrested and booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after allegedly setting fire to some of her husband’s clothes.
In July, Weiland claimed he was past his troubles, saying, “There’s definitely a Cleaver sense about our household.”