Vince Neil Didn't Deserve Jail Sentence?

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil believes his current jail sentence for drink-driving is "a little harsh".

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Motley Crue singer Vince Neil believes his current jail sentence for drink-driving is "a little harsh" and he's only there because of his previous record and the fact he's a star.

Neil killed Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle Dingley and injured two passengers in another vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol in 1984. He was arrested again last June for DUI and speeding in his home city of Las Vegas.

He was convicted in January after cutting a deal to avoid a trial which could have led to a six-month sentence. Instead he accepted 15 days in prison followed by 15 days of house arrest, and maintained he'd learned his lesson, saying: "I've realised I have to take responsibility. I have to pay for it."

He's hoping to get out early with good behaviour and he's working long shifts in the prison canteen to gain extra credit but he maintains he shouldn't be there in the first place.

The singer tells the Las Vegas Sun: "They were a little harsh in the sentencing. But they wanted to make an example of me, and that's what it is.

"It's just because of my past that factored into it. It's not bad, but it's still jail. I'm going to do my time, put it behind me and move on with my life."

Neil says he hasn't discussed his situation with his Crue bandmates and has no intention of doing so. "The only time we really talk is when we're doing rehearsals or we're out on tour," he says.

"It's pretty much all business. We don't travel in the same circles. Everybody has their own lives it's not like it was when we were 22 or 23, living the same apartment above the Whisky A Go-Go."

After he's released from prison he'll serve a further 15 days of house arrest, then he's planning some solo dates before another Crue tour.

Thanks for the report to RockNewsDesk.com.

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    MegadethFan18
    The only possible way he could think it was harsh was becasue last time he killed someone and destroyed 2 other people's life and this time no one died. I love The Crue but sooner or later Vince is going to have to face the face he is a goddamn moron. Also kind sucks that that Crue don't bro down anymore.
    Slap-happy
    I crashed a car without affecting any else at all, drunk over 14 years ago. My licence was suspended for 14 months - which completely changed my life (I grew up in an English village miles from a main road with no public transport and no shops). I learned the hard and rather expensive way that drink driving is not something that should be taken lightly and, owing to the potential for irrevocably changing lives around you - or in Vince's case, completely eradicating a life. He's lucky he only got aq total of 30 days punishment and only half of that as jail time. I live in Australia now and it seems as if here, as in the UK the justice system is reluctant to deal out harsh enough penalties for crimes. Perhaps people would take a little more responsibility for their actions if the consequences were higher?
    Sparky-MMA
    strung_out1 wrote: look out Gene Simmons, Vince Neil is creeping slowly towards being the biggest douche in the universe
    this
    strung_out1
    look out Gene Simmons, Vince Neil is creeping slowly towards being the biggest douche in the universe
    audio475
    Slap-happy wrote: audio475 wrote: i just love how everyone blames vince for killing the guy in the car accident... just bloody drop it, it was his choice to get into the car with vince in the first place. plus he does have a point, most people i know get their license suspended, and they have to install a Breathalyzer in their car. i dont know anyone, even the people who have been caught multiple times go to prison and get house arrest. now let the trolls rage. Alcohol clouds judgement - and I have known people go to jail for longer periods. Usually repeat offenders. Much like Vince. Not trolling - pointing out a simple fact.
    " Alchohol clouds judgment" exactly, so why do people only blame vince is my point, both went out drinking, both irresponsibly entered a motor vehicle and since one died, the other takes all the blame and people are disgusted by the mention of his name? thats bs.
    Slap-happy
    audio475 wrote: i just love how everyone blames vince for killing the guy in the car accident... just bloody drop it, it was his choice to get into the car with vince in the first place. plus he does have a point, most people i know get their license suspended, and they have to install a Breathalyzer in their car. i dont know anyone, even the people who have been caught multiple times go to prison and get house arrest. now let the trolls rage.
    Alcohol clouds judgement - and I have known people go to jail for longer periods. Usually repeat offenders. Much like Vince. Not trolling - pointing out a simple fact.
    audio475
    i just love how everyone blames vince for killing the guy in the car accident... just bloody drop it, it was his choice to get into the car with vince in the first place. plus he does have a point, most people i know get their license suspended, and they have to install a Breathalyzer in their car. i dont know anyone, even the people who have been caught multiple times go to prison and get house arrest. now let the trolls rage.
    turn_the_page93
    vince always has been, and always will be, the "other guy" in motley crue. and this is exactly why
    JacksonRhoads
    i love motley crue, and i love vince neil, but damn vince, your really messed up in the brain.
    Salvo416
    You know what he reminds me of? Brett Michaels.. both white trash long haired bearded hicks in overrated 80s bands trying to get publicity.
    Salvo416
    Hes the reason I can't listen to motley crue... except for their self titled album.
    rocknrollstar
    Harsh? what a joke. He's rich enough to get a driver to take him places. People like this make me sick.
    10pound
    "My reckless behavior cost someone their life and when I do it again....they bring the hammer down on me. So unfair." Suck it Vince. You fail at remorse.
    J217529
    "justice means nothing today, now that the courts are for sale" and in the case of famous people getting next to nothing for serious crimes, las vegas is notorious for that. paris hilton and that bruno mars d-bag were busted for cocaine. no jail time. they have the same lawyer, who just happens to be a huge contributor to david roger, the clark county district attorney. this nonsense happens all the time here in las vegas. i got punished more severely than paris hilton did for a speeding ticket that i couldn't pay for. but hey, god bless america, right?
    guitarplayer292
    It's ONLY two weeks because of the fact that he's a star. Does he remember killing somebody from being in a similar situation? If he keeps up this record of little to no sentencing, he might as well be the old, fat, guy version of Lindsay Lohan.
    scawti
    I see Vince wants to attend the Lindsay Lohan school of "take responsibility for my actions."
    Jøhnny
    Lion_Slicer wrote: Wow, I didn't think I could have any less respect for this pile of garbage, good work.
    Words of wisdom
    Fizzyx
    Lion_Slicer wrote: Wow, I didn't think I could have any less respect for this pile of garbage, good work.
    +1
    Lion_Slicer
    Wow, I didn't think I could have any less respect for this pile of garbage, good work.
    elvor0
    2 weeks is too ****ing harsh? Have some humility man. You got off easy to begin with, don't complain you mong. >
    jw_4256
    Ok so he kills one person gives two other people brain damage and does 15 days in jail for it. In my opinion he should still be in jail for that
    rockingrugger
    Crue should kick him, and hire Lou from Hot Tub Time Machine. Rename the band Motely Lue!!!