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Former Dio Bassist Jimmy Bain Arrested for DUI, Pill Possession

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Former Dio bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested for DUI at around 9:30PM on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Bain, 64, got into a minor accident while toiling around Burbank, Calif. in his 1995 Toyota Camry and that’s when his troubles really started.

Officers who responded to the scene suspected that Bain, a founding member of Dio, was under the influence. They didn’t think it was alcohol.

According to TMZ, the bassist failed a field sobriety test and then the cops found Coding in his possession. The pills were not prescribed to him, so he was arrested and booked for both misdemeanor DUI as well as felony possession of prescription melds.

Adding insult to injury, Bain also had an outstanding drug warrant.

He was eventually released on $60,000 bail and will likely have to deal with these charges sooner than later.

Besides his work with Dio, Bain was also once a member of Rainbow, and he collaborated on late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott’s solo albums. In 1978, the bassist formed Wild Horses, a band that also featured ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, drummer Clive Edwards and guitarist Neil Carter. The group broke up after two albums. Bain still performs in the Los Angeles area in a covers band called Hollywood Allstarz.

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