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Richie Off the Wagon -- Popped For DUI

3/26/2008 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Richie Sambora was arrested for DUI in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Law enforcement sources tell us the Bon Jovi guitarist was pulled over by the Laguna Beach PD just before 11:00 PM last night. Cops say they observed him driving erratically in a black Hummer and pulled him over. He failed numerous field sobriety tests and was detained for DUI.

At the station, a cooperative Sambora opted to take a blood test rather than blow into a breathalyzer. Laguna Beach PD tells TMZ there's no indication of drugs.

Sambora was released around 4:00 AM this morning.

In 2007, Richie had not one, but two stints in rehab.

A spokesperson for Bon Jovi had no comment.

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31.

Kelli    

lol at Derek. Richie get well and your lucky ya didn't kill someone. Call a cab!

2340 days ago
32.

H B Rider    

That is a shame he is going down hill like that. People seem to think the answers to problems are found at the bottom of a bottle. Well there are right answers and wrong answers and at the bottom of a bottle is the wrong answer. Look where it leads you to. It leads you to TMZ's headlines with a less than flattering picture. I still think he has talent but he needs to understand that the demons he faces bury that talent deep. Get it together, Richie.

2340 days ago
33.

Black Teef    

Where'd his eyebrows go? Maybe he could put on some "gay"-brows like Ricco Rodriguez.

2340 days ago
34.

Buster    

Mrs. EX SHeen, ha ha what a winner.

2340 days ago
35.

SheryBear    

What's with the mullet?

2340 days ago
36.

dumpling    

Richie, Richie, Richie............how could you?
He needs to hang around Jon more; he wouldn't be stupid enough to f--- up his career like this.

2340 days ago
37.

tracey    

#9-you are awesome! Thanks for the laugh!

2340 days ago
38.

CoolGirl2008    

Hey Stevie Ray

I think Keith Richards found success at the bottom of a bottle.

2340 days ago
39.

Pat    

Common Rich, get the act together.. WE need you man.

2340 days ago
40.

jbv    

Why doesn't anyone tell him to lose the mullet???

2340 days ago
41.

alex    

wow, somebody trying to re-live the 80's, like that's desireable.
i'm 51...the 60's/70's very cool time, the 80's a total blow-off as far as the world and music,
these guys (bon jovi) wanted to be known as a heavy-metal band, yeah right, both this one and the lead guy need to lose their 1,000 watt smiles, people in metal are angry, dude.

2340 days ago
42.

Yuck    

Bad Karma catcvhing up with him for messing around with his wife's best friend. Karma will get ya!!! I agree you've got money hire a driver.

2340 days ago
43.

cloud nine    

Richie-find the blessing in that you were stopped before you took another's life-Life is too short so stop wasting yours on crap. Do something to help out and stop making a spectacle of yourself. You are one of the lucky ones...

2340 days ago
44.

Becky    

Aw, Ritchie! Someone call Dr. Drew, I smell a Celebrity Rehab II in the works. Bummer.

2340 days ago
45.

tennishottie    

He needs to go back with Heather. He needs Heather, although Heather probably doesn't need him. He has been goofy since he left her.

2340 days ago
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