Former Korn Drummer David Silveria Enters Guilty DUI Plea
Former Korn drummer David Silveria had a change of mind in his DUI case, deciding to plead guilty this week in exchange for a lesser charge. The musician was arrested last March for driving under the influence and committing a hit-and-run, but he claimed that extenuating circumstances were at play in making him seem as though he was driving under the influence.
Silveria was pulled over by police on the morning of March 25 in Huntington Beach, Calif., but stated that he had not been drinking and blamed his driving woes on the after effects of a sleeping pill. The rocker claimed to have blown a 0.0 on the breathalyzer at the time he was pulled over, but the officers arrested him when he revealed he had taken a sleeping pill the night before.
The drummer said he suffered from insomnia and did not realize the following morning that he was too exhausted to drive when he got behind the wheel. As he was heading to breakfast, Silveria reportedly rear-ended another vehicle. “It was an honest mistake,” said the drummer.
In August, Silveria entered a “not guilty” plea, but according to TMZ, the musician changed his plea after the hit and run charge was dropped. As part of his punishment, the drummer was sentenced to three years of informal probation, and he must partake in a three-month first offender program and attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.
After leaving Korn, Silveria returned to music last year with the new band INFINIKA.