[artist id="997"]Mötley Crüe[/artist] singer Vince Neil stopped in Las Vegas at approximately 11:15 p.m. Sunday and arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a Las Vegas police rep. The singer was taken to the Clark County Jail, where he is currently being held. A search of the county’s prisoner database confirmed that Neil was being housed at the facility in his adopted hometown, with bail set at $2,000. A hearing in the case was set for later Monday morning.
A The rep said Neil was also reportedly involved in an incident in front of the Hilton Hotel during which a fan alleges her camera was broken; the rep said the incident is currently under investigation. No further details were available at press time.
Neil, 49, just released his first solo album in 15 years, Tattoos & Tequila, which features covers of songs by Cheap Trick, the Sex Pistols, Scorpions and Creedence Clearwater Revival. He also penned a memoir by the same name, which hits stores in September.
The flamboyant singer of the 1980s metal band was sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years probation in 1986 following a fiery car crash that killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley. Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI in the incident.
Earlier this month, Neil oversaw the opening of his tequila bar, Vince Neil’s Tres Rios, at the Las Vegas Hilton. TMZ reported that Neil appeared at Tres Rios shortly before his arrest on Monday. It is one of several businesses Neil has launched in recent years, including a luxury air charter service he unveiled earlier this year, Vince Neil Aviation; a restaurant called Dr. Feelgood’s Bar and Grill; a Las Vegas tattoo parlor called Vince Neil Ink and a signature line of tequilas called Tres Rios.
[This story was originally published on 6.28.10 at 11:47 a.m. ET]