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Weiland jailed on driving charge

Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland (l) and Slash
Scott Weiland (L) was arrested after crashing his car

Singer Scott Weiland has been sentenced to eight days in jail after pleading no contest to a drink driving charge.

The former Velvet Revolver frontman was also sentenced to four years probation and must take part in an 18-month alcohol programme.

The 40-year-old was arrested in November 2007 after he crashed his car on a Los Angeles road.

Velvet Revolver split with Weiland over what they called his "erratic behaviour" earlier this month.

He later rejoined the recently reformed 90s rockers Stone Temple Pilots - with whom he rose to fame.

Stone Temple Pilots are scheduled to embark on a 65-city tour on 17 May. Weiland must serve his jail time by 28 May.

He has a history of drug problems and has been arrested several times on drug-related charges. The last time was 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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