Vince Neil spent the night of June 27 in jail after Metro pulled him over on suspicion of DUI. His wife was reportedly out of town when it happened and had to fly back to Las Vegas to bail him out. The 49-year-old Mötley Crüe frontman was driving his 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo on Desert Inn Road near Las Vegas Boulevard when police pulled him over. Apparently he had too many post-Daytime Emmy wobbly pops at his new watering hole at the Hilton, Tres Rios Cantina, before hopping behind the wheel. Bail was set at $2,000.
Neil wasn’t a happy camper when police booked him for DUI on June 27.
Perhaps Neil should consider this: The MSRP on a base model Gallardo is $205,000. Even at $50 a fare, the purchase price is equivalent to 4,100 cab rides—a solid five years of taxis to and from the bar.
This DUI charge is bad enough on its own, but it isn’t on its own—it’s the same (OK, similar) old situation. In 1984, Neil crashed his sports car into another car, killing his passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle Dingley. Neil pled guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving, and had to pay $2.5 million in restitution to the victims and do community service. He also served just 20 days of a 30-day jail sentence. Meanwhile, former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress got two years for shooting himself in the leg. But we digress.
Despite his recent booze-fueled scandal, and ever the role model and one to learn from his mistakes, Neil remains on the bill to play the Cruzan Campfire Concert Series at the Palms. Here’s hoping George Maloof makes sure Neil gets home safely after the rum-fueled July 1 show, and sends him on his way in one of the casino’s chauffeured, lime green SUVs.
While others might cancel an appearance following a DUI (to, you know, seek professional help or something), Neil is eager to promote the solo album he released just five days before his most-recent arrest. The name of the record? Tattoos & Tequila. We’d like to see Neil explain that one to the judge. We’d also like to propose a title for the follow-up to his solo release: Handcuffs & Conjugal Visits.