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Vince Neil -- Rehab May Have Spared Him

7/4/2010 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now we know why Vince Neil's wife said her hubby had been sober for three years before getting busted for DUI last month -- turns out went to rehab after an earlier arrest ... to dodge a DUI bullet.  

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According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Vince -- who was arrested back in 2007 in Las Vegas after cops saw him driving his Ferrari erratically -- went to an inpatient drug program as part of his plea deal in the case.

The rehab stink may have saved Vince, because the DUI was knocked down to reckless driving. With a fresh DUI under his belt, the last thing Vince needed was a prior. 

FYI, the type of reckless driving charge to which Vince pleaded does not count against him in his current DUI case.

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Rayna    

I didn't know they made neon teeth.

1509 days ago
17.

Tard    

I don't get why these people drive their cars to the bars where they are going to be drinking. You have a much less chance of hurting someone if you just take your bike. Get a nice hard to control chopper. Get Jessie to make it.

1509 days ago
18.

wil    

WHO THE HELL IS THIS? Out of all the posting you have put up about this guy, NONE SAY WHO THE HELL HE IS! I refuse to google him.

1509 days ago
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Gunnergirl    

Anyone see signs of him falling off the wagon before this? Or was is a "known" secret?? Love his music, but not his actions. He needs to remember what his life was like before "The Remaking of Vince Neil" and performing at strip malls.

1509 days ago
20.

disgusted    

Like Ive said before...pedophiles and junkies should have a day that they all drop dead.

1509 days ago
21.

rrrrrrrrrrr    

Bad fake plastic teeth

1509 days ago
22.

pepe    

My boyfriend gets his first dui 12 hours before Vince no priors. no accident.. no nothing .. they are in the same jail and my boyfriend gets at $6700 bond.. Vince Neils bond $2000 his third maybe fourth dui.. and a manslaughter conviction under his belt.. Damn right its Special Treatment

1508 days ago
23.

SL    

Whats it gonna take for this A**hole to go to prison for drunk driving..him killing someone???.....Oh Wait...

1508 days ago
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rico    

wrong again, TMZ. Just because you plead down to reckless driving does not negate the arrest on suspicion of DUI. It still counts as a prior.

1507 days ago
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alyshaedwards    

what do u expct it was the 80s when motley gigs were 8-10$ each when they went to strip clubs everynight and dr.feelgood was seen often..drugs were often...it was the time of SEX,DRUGS,and most of all ROCK N ROLL..he knows he messed up tommy lee knows he messed up nikki and mick knows....gosh u guys

1461 days ago
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