|LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland was ordered on Thursday to report to a live-in detox program followed by six months in a residential drug rehab center.
The court order followed Weiland's arrest on Monday -- his 36th birthday -- for crashing into a parked car in Hollywood and leaving the scene of the accident. He was charged with driving under the influence.
Weiland, who has a history of heroin addiction which landed him jail time in 1999, was already undergoing a court-ordered drug counseling program.
Pasadena Superior Court Commissioner Collette Serio said on Thursday that she would allow Weiland out of the residential facility for a 10-day period starting Nov. 7 for four hours a day so that he can finish recording an album with his new band Velvet Revolver.
Weiland will be taken to the recording studio by a police officer and tested for drugs immediately on his return.
Weiland's problems contributed to the demise of Stone Temple Pilots. Velvet Revolver includes former members of Guns N' Roses and is recording its debut album.
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