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June 29, 2010

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Vince Neil arrested on DUI charge in Vegas

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who last week had declared his sobriety, was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip.

The 49-year-old rocker was taken into custody about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the black sports car after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton hotel, Officer Bill Cassell said. Neil was released Monday after posting $2,000 bail.

Attorney David Chesnoff called it “premature” Monday to respond to the charge until he and attorney Richard Schonfeld collect information about the arrest.

Cassell, a Las Vegas police spokesman, said details of Neil’s arrest would not be publicly released, and a police report would not be made available during the investigation.

Neil is the front man for a four-member heavy metal band known for its bad behavior, hard partying, famous girlfriends and hits like “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” He said last week that he was sober and that there are “other things in life than just drugs and alcohol.”

Neil and his fourth wife, Lia, live in Las Vegas, where Neil owns tattoo shops, a bar called Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill, and the Vince Neil Tres Rios Cantina at the Las Vegas Hilton.

He recently released a solo album, “Tattoos and Tequila,” covering 1970s rock songs and a rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.”

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