musicNEWS: Scott Weiland Sentenced To Rehab and Probation for DUI Charge

Update: Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland entered a plea of no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge on July 2nd. Update: Weiland was sentenced on Thursday(July 8) in Los Angeles. He was placed on three years probation, ordered to enroll in a six-month drug treatment program, three years of attendance at three Narcotics Anonymous meetings per week and is also subject to regular drug testing. 

Weiland has a long history of entanglements with the legal system over substance abuse. Last August he was sentenced to three years probation by a California judge for a May 2003 arrest for possession of heroin and cocaine. Part of his probation was mandatory drug counseling. Last January he was ordered by the court to check in to a rehab after going AWOL from the center. 

In April, a judge gave Weiland permission to tour with Velvet Revolver. The band which features Guns N� Roses alums Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum hit the top of the charts with their debut album �Contraband�. 

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