NEW YORK -- The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.
Todd Harrell was arrested in D'Iberville on Tuesday on a second-offense DUI involving a substance other than alcohol.
The rock group said in a statement Thursday that Harrell was suspended to protect the band's "image and integrity."
In 2012, Harrell's Cadillac rear-ended another vehicle, also in D'Iberville. He was later found to be driving under the influence of prescription drugs and was convicted.
The band says it is encouraging Harrell to "address and resolve his problems."
3 Doors Down's Top 10 hits include "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You." The band's first two albums, 2000's "The Better Life" and 2002's "Away From the Sun," have sold 6 million and 4
million units, respectively.
Harrell was a founding member of the band, formed in Escatawpa in 1996.
D'Iberville police said Harrell was driving a family member's sport utility vehicle Tuesday night and had a valid Tennessee license when he was found slumped over the steering wheel at Lamey Bridge Road and Central Avenue.
He has a court hearing in D'Iberville on March 24.
Harrell had appealed his 2012 DUI conviction and lost the appeal Jan. 8 in a bench trial in Harrison County Court. A judge found he was impaired by prescription drugs.
He was living in a Nashville suburb in April, when he allegedly was involved in a crash that killed the other driver. Harrell will be arraigned in Nashville on Feb. 28 on charges including vehicular homicide by intoxication.
Court papers allege he was impaired by prescription drugs and was found with numerous pills, including some not prescribed to him, in his right sock when he was being booked at the Nashville jail.
Robin Fitzgerald, Sun Herald staff writer, contributed to this report.