Ex-Korn Drummer David Silveria — GUILTY Plea in Sleeping Pill DUI Case

Exclusive 0207-david-silveria-tmzDriving while under the influence of a sleeping pill isn”t just dangerous … it”s against the law … and now the original drummer for the band Korn will pay the price, after pleading guilty to DUI. 

We broke the story … David Silveria — who played with the band from 1993 to 2006 — was arrested in Huntington Beach, CA back in March after rear-ending another car and allegedly fleeing the scene while under the influence of a sleeping pill.

Silveria admitted he was driving while artificially tired … and was charged with DUI and hit and run.

Earlier this week, the rocker struck a deal with prosecutors … in which he pled guilty to the DUI charge … and in exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit and run charge.

As far as his punishment … Silveria was sentenced to 3 years of informal probation, a 3-month first offender program, and he must attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.

We reached out to Silveria for comment — so far, no word back.