Vince Neil has a string of Motley Crue dates to look forward to when he’s released from prison later this month – including one that will take him to Argentina. Vince surrended to officials in Las Vegas Tuesday (February 15) and will serve a 15-day sentence on a DUI charge. Las Vegas police said the 50-year-old rocker arrived at the Clark County Detention Center about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was being housed separately from other inmates.
Neil pleaded guilty in January to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 15 days on house arrest under a plea deal that spared him a trial. He was also fined $585. But he will be ready to rock when he gets out. Motley Crue will perform at Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas in Buenos Aires on May 19 and 20. The group will also be among the artists performing at the Bamboozle festival in New Jersey on April 29 – and they’re heading to Mexico for three dates in May. They’ve also just been announced as a headliner at Rocklahoma this Summer.
Talking about his DUI shame, Neil recently told People.com, “I made a mistake, and I have to finally learn my lesson and go do a little bit of time. I’ve already learned my lesson. I just have to move on and get past it and get it behind me.”
Vince Neil spent his last night of freedom on a Valentine’s Day date and admitting he’s worried about “the unknowns.” Reached by telephone late Monday at Simon at Palms Place, where he was having a romantic dinner with girlfriend Alicia Jacobs, Neil told LVRJ.com‘s Norm Clarke he planned to be a model prisoner in hopes of having his sentence shortened.
His sentence for a June DUI arrest includes 15 days of house arrest after the jail term. Neil, who turned 50 on Feb. 8, said the waiting has “been tough. I’m definitely not looking forward to it.” To prepare for it, Neil said he taped an “Dateline” episode that featured life inside his future residence, Clark County Detention Center.
“It wasn’t fun to watch,” he said, knowing he was “going to be in there.” Of course it’s been on his mind, he said. “More of the unknowns than the knowns. Not knowing what’s going to happen.” He wasn’t sure when he was going to enter CCDC; he could show up anytime from dawn to mid-morning.
Asked about his chances of getting an early release, Neil said, “I’m hoping for it. There’s always that chance.” It’s not uncommon for celebrities to receive early release. When Paris Hilton was arrested and jailed in Las Vegas on cocaine charges in August, she was released in three hours, about half the time it normally takes for the normal booking procedures. Neil’s going in with the attitude “there are things I can do that will help me get additional time off. I will jump in and volunteer. You can ask the question ‘what can I do to help to get some credit?” He’ll be able to have visitors in jail, but not face-to-face meetings. “It’s kind of weird. You visit over closed circuit TV. It’s not like visiting, more like skyping,” he said
Vince celebrated his 50th birthday last weekend in Las Vegas, and was seen with a drink in his hand, hanging with Flava Flav and Carrot Top. Maybe it was sparkling cider.