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L.A. COURT ORDERS SCOTT WEILAND INTO DRUG PROGRAM:

July 8, 2004

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rocker Scott Weiland was sentenced to a six-month stint in a drug program on Thursday after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles.

The former Stone Temple Pilots singer, who now fronts the band Velvet Revolver, also was placed on probation and ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed shortly before his October arrest on the misdemeanor DUI charge.

Weiland, 36, previously was placed in a live-in detoxification program after an earlier arrest in May 2003 for heroin possession. In 1999, he served jail time for repeatedly violating his probation on drug charges and for failing to complete drug rehabilitation stints.

Courtesy of Reuters

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