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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