Scott Weiland Denies Driving Under Influence


December 4, 2007

LOS ANGELES – Scott Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of a drug after he crashed his car, but his publicist says it was a minor accident and denies the allegations.

The Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer, who has a history of drug problems, was driving on a state highway Nov. 21 when he had the accident.

The singer was arrested after an officer noticed he showed “signs of impairment” and failed field sobriety tests, according to a police report obtained by the celebrity site

Weiland, 40, was taken to the Van Nuys Jail where he refused to take a blood or urine test, according to the police report. He was booked and released on $40,000 bail. His next court appearance was set for Dec. 13.

Weiland’s publicist said in a statement that Weiland was involved in a “minor accident,” but denies he was driving under the influence.

“Scott was not driving under the influence of a drug, legal or illegal,” Kristine Ashton-Magnuson said. “He voluntarily took a breathalyzer test which the defense believes registers well within the legal limit.”

“He is anxious to get to court … and clear this matter up,” she said.

The statement doesn’t specify whether Weiland denies driving under the influence of drugs or of alcohol.

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