Jimmy Bain arrested for DUI, possession of prescription meds
Jimmy Bain, the former bassist of heavy metal band Dio, was arrested by the police for driving under the influence and illegally possessing prescription meds after a car accident on Tuesday night around 9:30.
According to the reports from the police in Burbank, California, 64-year-old Jimmy Bain got into a minor accident while driving his ‘95 Toyota Camry. Responding police officers suspected that he was under the influence of something other than alcohol.
Police officers said that Jimmy Bain failed a field sobriety test, and they also found the musician in possession of Vicodin pills which were not prescribed to him. He was subsequently arrested and booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence and felony possession of prescription medication.
Cops said that Bain, a founding member of Dio, also had an outstanding drug warrant. He was eventually released on $60,000 bail.
Aside from his work in Dio, Jimmy Bain was also a member of Rainbow once, and he collaborated on late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott’s solo albums. Back in 1978, the bassist formed Wild Horses — a band that also featured former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, drummer Clive Edwards and guitarist Neil Carter. The group broke up after releasing two albums. Jimmy Bain still performs in the Los Angeles area in a covers band called Hollywood Allstarz.
Bain was born in Newtonmore, Highland, in Scotland. He played in numerous provincial amateur bands as a young teen. Bain’s parents and younger brothers relocated to Vancouver, Canada, and at this point, he was playing professionally in Street Noise. However, he did join his family for a brief stay in Canada. Before returning to Scotland getting his band Harlot and then hitting the London music scene, Bain joined Harlot in early 1974, after turning down a job with The Babys.