According to TMZ.com
, former KORN
drummer David Silveria
pleaded "not guilty" earlier this week in an Orange County, California courtroom to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence.
A pretrial date has been set for September.Silveria
that he had no alcohol in his system when he was arrested for DUI on March 25, claiming that he was taken into custody over a sleeping pill he took the night before.
The 39-year-old musician — who played with KORN
for 13 years — said that he took a sleeping pill the night before his arrest to help him with insomnia. When he woke up the following morning, he accidentally rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California.
says he blew a 0.0 on the breathalyzer at the scene of the accident, the cops decided to arrest him for DUI after being told about the sleeping pill.Silveria
at the time that he planned to take responsibility for his actions, insisting, "It was an honest mistake." Silveria
recently joined forces with ANYONE
members Riz Story
and Miki Black
in a brand new project called INFINIKA
in late 2006 in order to focus on family life along with running his steak house and sushi restaurant.