Former Dio bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested for DUI at around 9:30PM on Tuesday, Aug. 28th. According to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank, California police department, Bain, 64, was making a left out of the Fry’s Home Electronics store parking lot in his 1995 green Toyota Camry on to westbound Vanowen Street, near Hollywood Way, about 9 p.m. Tuesday night when he pulled in front another vehicle, causing a collision.
Police officers administered a field sobriety test, but according to Ryburn, Bain “failed to satisfactorily pass it.” Officers subsequently discovered that Bain was in possession of Vicodin pills without a valid prescription. He was arrested for DUI, possession of narcotic pills, and for an outstanding felony warrant for drugs. He was released Wednesday after posting $60,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles County Superior courtroom on September 19th. We wish Jimmy well is in ongoing battle with addiction.
Besides his work with Dio, the legendary rock bassist was once a member of Rainbow and collaborated on the late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott’s solo albums. In 1978, the bassist formed Wild Horses, a band that also featured ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, drummer Clive Edwards and guitarist Neil Carter. The group broke up after two albums. Bain still performs in the Los Angeles area in a covers band called Hollywood Allstarz.