Harrell has violated the public trust

The ex-bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been apprehended yet again for impaired-driving. On the advice of his DUI attorney, Todd Harrell pleaded no contest to the charge. The bassist has been suspended indefinitely from the band. The band issued an official statement stating that they have taken the measure to encourage Harrell to face and resolve his substance abuse issue and also to maintain the image and integrity of the band itself.

Well, it could be too late for the latter.

The creators of hits such as “Kryptonite” and “Here without you” have reportedly sold over 16 million albums all over the globe. The Mississippi band is known for their unique sound and rock vibe. They formed in the year 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, and Matt Robert – vocalistdrummer, bassist, and guitarist respectively.

Harrell allegedly has a drug problem and has been caught abusing prescription medication such as oxycodone, oxymorphone, and Xanax on more than one occasion. Harrell, get it together!

Back in April 2013, Harrell was arrested for vehicular homicide by intoxication. He was involved in a Nashville crash that caused the death of a truck driver. It was largely suspected that Harrell was under the influence of prescription medication and was impaired at the time of the crash.

According to Corinth MS DUI attorneys following the case, Municipal Court Judge Albert Fountain handed Harrell a reduced sentence of six months prison time and has subjected him to mandatory enrollment and treatment in a rehabilitation center. Did Fountain, the judge, go weak on a celebrity?

Madison County Justice Court Judge suspended for assault

We usually perceive judges as pillars of solidarity, people that are wise, experienced, and honorable. However, there are always exceptions, and in this case, Madison County Court Judge Bill Weisenberger is that exception. The Mississippi Supreme Court has passed the petition to suspend Weisenberger with pay. The judge can count his lucky stars for still receiving a salary despite suspension. How often does a bureaucrat ever lose their salary? Just see the State Department, White House, and IRS on that one. They are filled with personnel that should have been fired without pay.

Reportedly, Weisenberger assaulted a mentally challenged African-American and loudly directed racial slurs and other obscenities at him. The judge also faces accusations of enforcing an illegal DUI sentence and also for issuing an arrest warrant for a charge that doesn’t technically exist. It looks like Weisenberger needs to spend some time on this site: USAttorneys.com because the charges seem to be piling up.

Weisenberger excused himself from his duties as a judge after the charges surfaced but he has still been receiving his salary.

High-speed police chase across two counties finally ends in a crash

Michael Patrick Shannon now faces a long list of almost half a dozen serious charges. The convicted felon stole a red Mercedes on Bruin Avenue in Pearl and led the police on a high speed chase which ended when he finally crashed the car at the Country Club of Jackson. The crash didn’t seem to deter his determination to escape as he then took off running into the woods but was caught by the Ridgeland Police.

Shannon was spotted driving the stolen Mercedes by a police officer near Pearson road and interstate 20, but he did not stop and instead shot away from the signaling patrol officer.

Shannon is irresponsible and has been caught

The 33-year old faces multiple charges that include DUI, house burglary, and auto theft. He has also been charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon and felony fleeing in addition to aggravated assault. It is believed that he was under the influence of narcotics. According to Corinth MS DUI attorneys, Shannon could face a tough sentence following multiple charges against him.

Shannon failed to listen to his school teachers when they told him to work hard and to follow instructions.

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