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Singer Weiland denies drug charge
Scott Weiland
Weiland has been arrested several times on drug-related charges
Rock singer Scott Weiland has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.

The Velvet Revolver singer, 40, was stopped by police in November 2007 after he crashed his car on a Los Angeles freeway.

The singer, who faces up to a year in prison if found guilty because of a previous conviction, was arrested after refusing to take a sobriety test.

Mr Weiland, who was not in court, is due back on 4 April.

The former Stone Temple Pilots singer, now a member of Velvet Revolver with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, entered his plea through his lawyer.

Mr Weiland has a history of drug problems and has been arrested several times on drug-related charges, the last time in 2003.

He was later sentenced to attend a six-month drug programme after pleading no contest to driving under the influence.

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