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Sambora Could Be Charged with Endangering Kid

3/26/2008 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richie Sambora could be criminally charged with child endangerment.

Richie Sambora was busted for DUI with his 10-year-old daughter Ava in the car, along with another juvenile and another adult -- a woman. If Sambora was driving drunk, he could be charged with endangering the two kids.

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

And, police sources say, after Sambora was busted, the cops called Heather Locklear, Ava's mom. We're told Heather authorized the woman in the car to drive her daughter home.

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271.

enough    

HAVE A NICE DAY.....I totally agree with you!! Although drinking and driving is totally unacceptable, EVERYONE has made mistakes. Those that are excessively defensive are probably making HUGE mistakes around their children on a daily basis. They are feeding their own wronged egos by coming here and judging others. Yes, drinking and driving is completely and totally wrong. It is a selfish, stupid decision. If Richie is guilty, I would be glad to watch the book be thrown at him. However, ALL of us do not know the specifics or all the FACTS. And for the love of God, this has NOTHING to do with his fling with Denise Richards! Stick to the topic.

2314 days ago
272.

Star    

The people who are putting down us good parents just need to try to justify their own alcohol abuse. LOSERS... LMFAO!!!

Proud to say I never put my child in danger.. too bad you cant say the same :)

2314 days ago
273.

enough    

Isn't there an age limit to the whole "LMAO" thing??? And nice touch with the "F" in it....now we know how you speak in your home....around your kid....

2314 days ago
274.

cherrycherie    

as a grown child of alcoholic parents, i feel for ava. as for the woman with richie, maybe she hasn't been around him long enough to know when is he is impaired? over time, long term drinkers or alcoholics, if you want to use that word, have ways of hiding their behavior so they do not appear impaired. i know, i rode with my father more than once without recognizing he was drunk. my mother too. and if this woman with richie knew he was too drunk to drive, she should've taken the keys or asked to call a cab or something but , as i was not there, i do not know if she realized he was that impaired. if nobody saw how much he drank, maybe she felt he was ok. sometimes people who drink think one or two drinks does not have an impact. and probably ava has not been around her dad too much when he is drunk so she wouldn't know. as for heather not going to get her child at the police station, i don't understand that, unless it was faster to let that woman drive ava home. i hope richie gets real help this time but if the person with the problem refuses to recognize it, all the rehab in the world is useless. it took years for my parents to get sober and i am proud to say, they have been sober for over 15 years now.

2314 days ago
275.

Anonymous    

So are there any updates or will we have to wait for the results of the blood test?

2314 days ago
276.

Granny Pants    

Dear Richie, I would greatly appreciate it if you would weave your idiotic Hummer up and down the NJ shore instead of PCH. Take I70 East, and be sure to bring one of your buddies back with you.

2314 days ago
277.

Star    

270. Isn't there an age limit to the whole "LMAO" thing??? And nice touch with the "F" in it....now we know how you speak in your home....around your kid....

Posted at 2:06PM on Mar 28th 2008 by havealife



Nope no age limit just like there must not be one for idiots otherwise you wouldnt be allowed on this site...
Oh yeah....SHUT THE "F" UP :)

2313 days ago
278.

Star    

Have.. So you must teach your kids to insult people since you do it on here....

2313 days ago
279.

CJ    

I think there should be a stronger punishment because it wasn't just himself that he put in jeapordy. He put the whole family in danger. I don't understand why all these celebrities and celbuspawn think it is okay to put everyone else in danger and then are given a slap on the wrists whereas a regular citizen get's time in jail or worse...........there should be no difference.

2313 days ago
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cherrycherie    

if he was over the limit, whatever that is in california, then he should be punished. it may not be much time but it may be enough; a little bit of time "in the slammer" seems to have worked for nicole richie and paris hilton. or maybe they just don't do the driving anymore! (which is a good thing.)

2313 days ago
281.

tiggy    

Richie surrounds himself with people who kiss his sorry behind, and his women are no exception. He went for the blood test so all these news reports wouldn't have "Sambora tested at 1.5" or whatever. He's hoping this will die down by the time his alcohol level is determined and it probably will to some extent, but it won't change the fact that he was drunk off his bum and should not have been behind the wheel, and of a Hummer no less (take it to Iraq where it could do some good, big man) with two child passengers.

2313 days ago
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cherrycherie    

i did a search of the term "legal limit " and saw that it was .08 for every state. for some reason, i thought each state set it's own limit. i guess it is true that you do learn something new every day. whatever happens to richie, i hope he gets help, if not for his own sake but for his daughter's and for the other family members and friends that care about him.

2313 days ago
283.

bjfan    

WOW...lots of glass houses out there.

2313 days ago
284.

Star    

Regina... Do you KNOW HIM PERSONALLY? Of course he loves his daughter but he made a mistake that could have put her in danger we have opinions and will share them whether people agree or not!

2311 days ago
285.

Laughing    

BLAH BLAH BLAH---Everyone talks like they know him personally. It's a good thing we all are perfect, right? Honestly, people's personal lives are NONE OF OUR BUSINESS! He is having a PERSONAL issue. Everyone should respect his privacy and let him fix it.

2311 days ago
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