3 Doors Down bassist suspended indefinitely by band after DUI arrest
A photo released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows Robert Todd Harrell. The Sun Herald reports that police in south Mississippi arrested him Tuesday night Feb. 18, 2014 on a second-offense DUI charge. (AP / Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:54PM EST
NEW YORK -- The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.
Todd Harrell was charged Tuesday in Mississippi with a second-offence DUI involving a substance other than alcohol. The rock group said in a statement Thursday that Harrell was suspended to protect the band's "image and integrity."
In 2012, Harrell's Cadillac rear-ended another vehicle. He was later found to be driving under the influence of prescription drugs and was convicted.
The band says it is encouraging Harrell to "address and resolve his problems."
3 Doors Down's Top 10 hits include "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You." The band's first two albums, 2000's "The Better Life" and 2002's "Away From the Sun," have sold 6 million and 4 million units, respectively.