STEVEN ADLER Claims He's 'Innocent', Gets Escorted Back To Rehab; Video Available

TMZ.com has posted video footage of former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler — who was arrested for drugs and an outstanding warrant yesterday — exiting the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Hollywood station with his bail bondsman after being released from police custody at 5:28 p.m. PST on Friday (July 18).

"In conjunction with Dr. Drew Pinsky, who is the owner of the Las Encinas rehab center [in Pasadena, California], we're about to — hopefully with Steven Adler's co-operation — escort him to Las Encinas to check him in to begin a hopefully positive rehab stay," the bondsman told the TMZ cameraman before bailing Adler out. "If he resists, I've been authorized to re-arrest him and take him forthwith back to L.A. County jail downtown and re-book him into the County jail system, 'cause I can't do it here at the police department. So my fingers are crossed that he's gonna be a willing and co-operative defendant."

Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French told the Associated Press that the 43-year-old Adler was arrested around 4 a.m. Friday by officers called to a home where a man reportedly was creating a disturbance and refusing to leave.

The warrant stems from a 2005 case where Adler was charged for being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. He then sealed his fate by missing a court date in April of 2006.

The drummer told Lynn Hernandez of Tulsa, Oklahoma's 97.5 KMOD radio station at last weekend's (July 9-13) Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma that he was planning on being part of the cast of "Sober Living", a spin-off of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab".

"Sober Living", which was described as a cross between "Surreal Life" and "The Real World", would put a number of "Celebrity Rehab" alumni together in a luxurious Beverly Hills mansion for 30 days while they try to rebuild their careers without drugs and alcohol, according to the New York Post.

Like "Celebrity Rehab", the new show would prominently feature Dr. Drew Pinsky ("Loveline"), who oversees the celebs during their stints in televised rehab.

Steven Adler last month underwent detoxification and treatment at a center in the Los Angeles area on the second season of the hit reality series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew". The series, consisting of eight one-hour episodes, is slated to premiere October 2008 on VH1.

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