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

2372 days ago

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.

2372 days ago

Black Teef    

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

2372 days ago


Mrs. EX SHeen, ha ha what a winner.

2372 days ago


What's with the mullet?

2372 days ago


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

2372 days ago


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

2372 days ago


Hey Stevie Ray

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

2372 days ago


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

2372 days ago


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

2372 days ago


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.

2372 days ago


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.

2372 days ago

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...

2372 days ago


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

2372 days ago


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.

2372 days ago
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