PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Vince Neil arrested on DUI charge

LAS VEGAS -- Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was arrested on drunken driving charges after getting pulled over by police in his Lamborghini near the Las Vegas Strip.

The 49-year-old rocker was arrested about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when he was stopped in the black sports car, Officer Bill Cassell said. Neil spent the night in the Clark County jail and was released Monday after posting bail.

The Las Vegas police spokesman said additional details of Neil's arrest would not be immediately released, and a police report would not be made available while the investigation continued.

No charges were immediately filed, and it wasn't immediately clear if Neil had an attorney. A Las Vegas lawyer who represented Neil previously said she no longer represents him.

Method Man pleads guilty to tax-evasion

NEW YORK -- Hip-hop star Method Man pleaded guilty to a tax-evasion charge Monday, writing a check on the spot for the final $40,000 restitution payment after owing about $106,000.

The former Wu-Tang Clan member was arrested Oct. 9 on charges he failed to pay state and personal income taxes. He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted failure to pay tax.

He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, which means the arrest will be purged from his record if he stays out of trouble.

''When he found out about the tax issue he hired someone and immediately corrected it,'' defense attorney Peter Frankel said. ''He took care of it quickly like the good member of our community he is.''

The musician, actor and artist, who lives on Staten Island and whose real name is Clifford Smith, failed to file tax returns for 2004 through 2007, prosecutors said. The most he owed for one year was $32,799.

Prosecutors said when people cheat on their taxes, other New Yorkers have to foot the cost.

''In these days of massive budget shortfalls and service cuts, tax evasion is a crime against all New Yorkers,'' Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan said. ''Whether you are a celebrity or an average Joe, you will be investigated, arrested and prosecuted.''