Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traff

Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traffic collision and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and misdemeanor hit-and-run.

A police spokesperson tells Billboard.com the singer was released from jail Monday afternoon after posting $15,000 bail, and has a Nov. 17 date for arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Monday marked Weiland's 36th birthday.

In August, Weiland was sentenced to three years probation for two felony drug possession charges stemming from a May 17 arrest during a traffic stop. Similar drug charges sent the artist to prison in 1999, after he repeatedly violated his probation and failed to complete a rehab program.

Weiland's most recent musical exploits have been focused on Velvet Revolver, the rock supergroup that also includes former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum as well as Suicidal Tendencies' David Kushner. The band is eyeing a February release for its debut RCA album.

Stone Temple Pilots will release next month on Atlantic a best-of set, "Thank You, which is set to be released in a single-CD version as well as a special edition with a bonus DVD.

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