3 Doors Down Bassist Robert Todd Harrell Charged with Homicide

By Dawn Cranfield

3 Doors Down Bassist Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Robert Todd Harrell, bassist for 3 Doors Down, has been formally charged with vehicular homicide in a fatal accident Friday night in Nashville.  According to police, Harrell was intoxicated in the crash that took the life of 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr.

Harrell remains in jailed early Sunday by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in connection with the accident.  He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and faces a court appearance on Thursday.  Court records do not indicate whether he has retained an attorney.

So far, police have determined that the musician was driving westbound at a fast rate of speed in Hermitage, a Nashville suburb, when his clipped Shoulders’ pickup truck as he drove by.  Then the pickup truck went out of control, striking a guardrail, went down an embankment and overturned.

Shoulders was thrown out of the vehicle, it is believed he was not wearing a seatbelt.  He was later

May 17, 2008 Concord, North Carolina - Todd Harrell, bass player for 3 Doors Down, performs at Lowe's Motor Speedway before the running of the Sprint All Star Race in Concord, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ASP Inc.)

May 17, 2008 Concord, North Carolina – Todd Harrell, bass player for 3 Doors Down, performs at Lowe’s Motor Speedway before the running of the Sprint All Star Race in Concord, NC. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ASP Inc.)

pronounced dead at a Nashville hospital.

The car Harrell was driving hit a retaining wall and came to a rest approximately a quarter of a mile away from Shoulders’ vehicle.

When Harrell underwent field sobriety tests, he showed signs of impairment, additionally, he “acknowledged consuming hard cider and taking prescription Lortab and Xanax”.  (newsok.com)

Harrell is also being charged with bringing controlled substances into jail; according to authorities state deputies found eight Xanax, 24 Oxycodone and four Oxymorphone in a plastic bag in his sock while performing a search during the booking process.

3_Doors_Down_live_@_Laredo_Energy_Arena_in_Laredo,_Texas“‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time,’ said a statement released on the 3 Doors Down website.” (newsok.com)

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