Ex-3 Doors Down member receives 5-year sentence for deadly Nashville crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  Former 3 Doors Down bassist Robert “Todd” Harrell received a five-year sentence for vehicular homicide and other drug-related charges on Friday.

Harrell must serve 30 percent, or around two years, of the five-year sentence. He will also be on probation for six years after he serves his jail time.

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Prior to receiving his sentence, Harrell and his mother both took the stand.

It was also revealed Friday that Harrell reportedly had an affair with his probation officer. The probation officer would allegedly take off his ankle bracelet while he was on house arrest. The two also reportedly took a trip to South Carolina together.

Harrell pleaded guilty Dec. 11 to charges connected to a crash that killed Paul Shoulders Jr. in 2013.

The accident happened on Interstate 40 West in April 2013. At the time, authorities said Harrell was traveling at a high rate of speed when his 2011 Cadillac CTS clipped Shoulders’ Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Shoulders, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from his truck and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Harrell entered treatment at a rehab facility following the deadly crash in 2013.

He will begin his prison time later this month.

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