Vince Neil Plead Guilty – Motley Crue front man Vince Neil will plead guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge and pay a $1,000 fine to avoid a trial. Last March, the rocker got in trouble for barging into a Vegas nightclub and forcibly poking his ex-girlfriend with his right index finger in the chest, and was later charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
The more serious misdemeanor charge of battery constituting domestic violence will be dropped after he enters the plead. Vince was facing up to six months in jail had he been convicted on each charge.
Neil has had a laundry list of legal troubles, starting from 1984 when he was driving drunk and drove into another vehicle killing his passenger, drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley from the Finnish band Hanoi Rocks. The two occupants in the other vehicle received brain damage.
Vince was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the crash. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, well above the California legal limit at that time of 0.10. In July 1986, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Hinz, Jr. sentenced him to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and 200 hours of community service.
The Motley Crue front man was arrested in 2002 for punching record producer Michael Schuman to the ground in a nightclub parking lot. He was ordered to pay restitution and complete community service. In 2003, he was arrested again after accusations that he assaulted a sex worker at the Moonlight BunnyRanch by grabbing her around the throat and throwing her against a wall.
On April 9, 2004, He pled no contest to battery charges and he was sentenced to a 30-day jail suspension, 60 days anger management, and was fined $1,000 plus court fees of $132.
In 2007, Vince was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Las Vegas after police spotted him making some erratic moves in his Ferrari. He later worked out a deal with prosecutors where he pleaded guilty to reckless driving in exchange for them to drop the DUI charge.
In June 2010, Neil was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Las Vegas after having allegedly smashed a fan’s camera[In early 2011 he was fined $585 and ordered to serve 15 days on house arrest, and served 10 days in the Clark County jail as part of a guilty plea deal that avoided trial in another drunk driving case.