He may be best known for playing bass on “Holy Diver,” but now he has many saying “holy crap.” According to TMZ, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested Tuesday night (August 28) for DUI and illegally possessing prescription meds.
Bain was reportedly in a minor car accident in Burbank, CA around 9:30 that night. Not only had Bain failed a field sobriety test, but police on the scene found Vicodin pills that were not prescribed to him. And as it turned out, the bassist already had an outstanding drug warrant on him. After getting arrested and booked for misdemeanor DUI and felony possession of prescription medication, Bain was released on a $60,000 bail. According to The Burbank Leader, Bain is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles County Superior courtroom on Sept. 19.
As we mentioned before, Bain is best known for his time in Dio (having played in the group from 1982-1989 and again from 1999-2004). In fact, Bain has most recently been jamming with some of his former Dio bandmates on a new “tribute” project. How or if his recent DUI will affect those plans has yet to be seen.