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3 Doors Down bassist headed for rehab following arrest

In this April 9, 2011 file photo, 3 Doors Down' bassist Todd Harrell performs before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
File),AP Photo/Tim Sharp
Todd Harrell, bassist with the rock band 3 Doors Down, has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after an interstate crash claimed the life of another motorist, police said.
AP Photo/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

An attorney says 3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell has checked himself into drug treatment after being charged with killing someone while driving under the influence.

Attorney Ed Ryan says he could not disclose where Harrell is being treated.

Harrell is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide by intoxication. Authorities say he caused a fatal interstate crash in a Nashville suburb last weekend. Records show authorities discovered that Harrell had numerous narcotics on him while he was being processed into the Nashville jail.

Police say the 41-year-old bassist was speeding down Interstate 40 in his Cadillac CTS when he clipped the back of a pickup truck, causing a crash that killed the driver of the truck.

The bassist is due in court next month and is free on bond.

3 Doors Down first came on the music scene in 2000 with the hit song "Kryptonite." The band's most recent studio release, "Time of My Life," came out in 2011.

The band released the following statement on its website: "Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band's four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July."