Richie Sambora Arrested for Suspected DUI


Mar. 26 2008, Published 11:39 a.m. ET

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Richie Sambora, the guitarist for Bon Jovi and ex hubby to Heather Locklear, has been arrested for driving under the influence with his daughter and two others in the car.

Sambora, 48, was pulled over on Tuesday night at 11 p.m. PT. Cops say they saw him driving erratically in a black Hummer. After failing numerous field sobriety tests, he was detained for DUI.

Now it turns out his 10-year-old daughter, Ava, was in the car, along with another juvenile and female passenger. If Sambora was driving drunk, he could be charged with endangering two kids. OK! contacted Bon jovi's rep, Ken Sunshine, who declined to comment.

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Police sources say Sambora has not been charged with child endangerment but the Laguna Beach P.D. is "actively investigating."

They say that after Sambora was busted, the cops called Heather Locklear, Ava's mom, who authorized the woman in the car to drive her daughter home.

Later at the station, a cooperative Sambora opted to take a blood test rather than blow into a breathalyzer. Laguna Beach PD says there was no indication of drugs.


Sambora was released around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Back in 2007, he completed two different stints in rehab.


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