Sixx: A..M. and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was arrested on Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to TMZ.
The 45-year-old musician was pulled over in Fairbury, Illinois for blowing a stop sign. Officers on the scene gave him field sobriety tests after he showed signs of impairment, and he was arrested and taken to jail after reportedly failing the tests.
Ashba, who lives in Las Vegas, was raised in Fairbury, where he returned over the weekend to attend the 29th running of the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. He also reportedly performed the U.S. national anthem at the event on the 28th, meaning he did not spend a lot of time behind bars.
Ashba took to his Facebook page on Sunday (July 29th) to write, “It was so nice to chill back home for a few and reset. Thank you to everyone in my hometown of Fairbury for having me out to perform the National Anthem for ya’ll. It was an honor!”
Ashba joined Guns N’ Roses in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck. He exited the group six years later, saying in a statement that he was leaving “to dedicate myself to my band Sixx: A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me.”
Earlier this year, after Sixx: A.M. founder Nikki Sixx hinted in several interviews that the band was over, Ashba and Sixx: A.M. bandmate James Michael launched a brand new project called Pyromantic.