Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx Off Hook In Las Vegas

It looks like Nikki Sixx won't have to face the music in Las Vegas after all.

The Associated Press reports that prosecutors will not pursue a case against Sixx, who was arrested for comments made during an August 11 show in Vegas. As we previously reported, police claimed that the Mötley Crüe bassist was trying to incite the crowd at the show and kept Sixx in jail overnight.

Before the show, police had talked to the band about keeping a lid on any rowdy behavior in hopes of avoiding the destruction that marked a 1997 Crüe show in Vegas. However Sixx reportedly went on to tell the crowd, "Every time we come to town, the f***ing cops tell us we can't be Mötley Crüe. If they don't like it, we can start flipping over cop cars like we did a couple of years ago."

The AP now reports that prosecutors have decided not to prosecute Sixx, with a District Attorney telling the news agency that the bassist's comments are protected under the First Amendment.

While Sixx managed to dodge a legal bullet in Vegas, he still faces charges in Raleigh, North Carolina where he stands faced with charges of felony rioting and three misdemeanor charges of inciting a riot, assault, and disorderly conduct (see "Tommy Lee Gets Naked, Nikki Sixx Gets Arrested... Again").