Richie Zambora DUI Arrest and Conviction, Avoids Child Endangerment Charge

TUE MAR 25 2008 10:52 PM —  Richie Sambora was arrested for DUI after police pulled him over at Pacific Coast Highway and Brooks Street. A Laguna Beach police officer noticed a black H2 Hummer straddling two lanes and made the traffic stop. Richard Sambora was asked to form a series of field sobriety tests, which lead the officer to believe that Sambora was driving while intoxicated. His Blood Alcohol Content result, which were released about one week later showed a level of BAC 0.13.

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An adult female and two female children were passengers in the Hummer. One of the passengers was his daughter (10-year-old Ava) with actress and ex-wife Heather Locklear.

UPDATE: A second charge of Child Endangerment was dropped and the DUI sentence for Sambora was three years’ informal probation. Sambora was ordered to attend three months of alcohol-offender classes and pay court fees and restitution of about $1,600. Zero tolerance: Sambora must avoid drugs and alcohol during his probation.

Sambora was not present at the Orange County Superior Court hearing; attorney, Blair Berk entered the plea on his client’s behalf.