Scott Weiland was sentenced yesterday (July 8) to a six-month stint in a drug program after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles.

Scott Weiland was sentenced yesterday (July 8) to a six-month stint in a drug program after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Los Angeles.

The former Stone Temple Pilots singer, who now fronts the band Velvet Revolver, also was placed on three years probation and ordered to repay the owner of a parked vehicle he rammed shortly before his October arrest on the misdemeanor DUI charge.

Weiland, 36, previously was placed in a live-in detoxification program after an earlier arrest in May 2003 for heroin possession. In 1999, he served jail time for repeatedly violating his probation on drug charges and for failing to complete drug rehabilitation stints.

According to a spokesperson, Weiland will complete a six-month aftercare program in tandem with his prior enrollment in a Proposition 36 program, which includes two group and personal therapy sessions per month.

Velvet Revolver is scheduled to begin a European tour in August.


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