Richie Sambora Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
First Published: March 26, 2008 7:08 PM EDT Credit:
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Richie Sambora has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Laguna Beach, Calif., Access Hollywood has confirmed.
The Bon Jovi guitarist was stopped by Laguna Beach police at 10:52 PM on Tuesday after police allegedly saw Sambora “weaving” in a black Hummer, authorities told Access.
At the time he was pulled over, Sambora was driving with his girlfriend, daughter Ava (whose mother is ex-wife Heather Locklear) and another unidentified juvenile girl, according to People.
Sambora was ordered to perform both verbal and manual field sobriety tests on the scene, all of which he failed, police told Access.
He was detained for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to the Laguna Beach police department, where he was given a blood test. Police also told Access that Sambora chose to have the blood test.
TMZ.com was the first outlet to report the news.
The rocker, who had two stints in rehab in 2007, was released around 4 AM on Wednesday on his own recognizance with a promise to appear in court on May 7.
His black Hummer was released to one of the female passengers.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for Sambora had no comment.
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