Slipknot bassist PAUL GRAY has been arrested on drug charges - following his involvement in a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa, America on Sunday (01JUN03).

Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding through an intersection.

The musician's behaviour was erratic, and when police arrived on the scene, they found small amounts of marijuana, a substance that tested positive for cocaine, and two syringes in his Porsche.

Gray failed two sobriety tests and was taken into custody on possession of marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia, as well as failure to obey a traffic device.

He consented to a urine test, although results may not be known for several weeks. Gray posted bond and will likely be arraigned on 10 June (03), according to police.

03/06/2003 01:57