Scott Weiland Checks Into Jail
The singer was sentenced to eight days for a second DUI conviction
Former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland checked into a Van Nuys, Calif., jail on Monday to serve eight days for a second DUI conviction.
Weiland surrendered at 8:55 a.m., according to the sheriff’s inmate Web site.
On April 28, the singer was sentenced to the jail term after he pleaded no contest to DUI following a Nov. 11 arrest. He was also ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol education class and pay nearly $2,000 in fines.
Weiland, 40, has run afoul of the law numerous times over the years: He was convicted of DUI after a 2003 arrest in Hollywood, arrested on domestic-violence charges in 2001, and jailed for drug offenses in the 1990s.
On April 1, Velvet Revolver band members announced they were splitting with Weiland, citing his “increasingly erratic” behavior.
Meanwhile, Weiland has reunited with his previous band, the Stone Temple Pilots.
His lawyer did not respond to calls for comment.