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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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91.

Case Should Be Solved In No Time    

Let's see, in less than two weeks we have a drunk narcassistic musician and an allegedly suicidal narcassistic actress both with self destructive tendencies, who would have thunk it (read: insert tongue in cheek here).

And so they're better than Britney and KFed, how exactly?

Oh that's right, they're not. They just have better publicists: and fly under the radar better than most):)

2318 days ago
92.

JenniferLovesJBJ    

I think before you guys judge Richie, you need to think about something. He loves Ava more than life itself and he would never intentionally harm her. Yes, he was drinking, was he drunk? We don't know.. blood test results aren't in yet. I'm sure everyone is blowing things out of proportion. He maybe have just been barely over the legal limit.. I know I for one have probably drivin when i shouldn't have but I felt fine.. so who knows.. just don't judge before you know the facts. I love Richie and all the guys and I stand behind them 100%.

2318 days ago
93.

Case Should Be Solved In No Time    

RE: Sue, #87

You're kidding right? If he's had plastic surgery, he seriously needs to get his money back.

2318 days ago
94.

knucklehead    

OMG cant belive it. he seems like such a great dad. i'm praying for that poor chids recovery over the knowledge of her parents mistakes. i'm crying so much...........oh ritcheeeeeeee wha wha PLEASE GOD MAKE MY CRYING STOP. poor child poor ritchie poor heather........first

2318 days ago
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janice    

I think he should be charged and Heather should have picked her daughter up. Was she in another city? That's the only explanation that would have kept me from my child. To put her in a car with a woman with the bad judgement to ride with a druck driver doesn't make Heather look good. I hope she explains to her daughter that she has the right to say "NO" to dad when he is drinking and call home.

2318 days ago
96.

Bubblebunny    

Heather ! Go get your kid ! Nimrod.

2318 days ago
97.

reggie    

he needs his tiara reaaranged ! He has lost his fame and looks
now, maybe his daughter !

2318 days ago
98.

barbara    

Wow, there are some incredibly stupid comments here, such as
(1) What he did isn't so bad, because everybody does it
(2) It's a disease and he couldn't help it
(3) Punitive measures don't help

And that's just a few of the incredibly stupid comments I'm seeing. I cannot believe anyone who authored that kind of stupidity actually has children and, if they do, probably think it isn't their responsibility to support them. How will you drunk lovers feel if it's your mom or sister or even your little baby who gets mowed down by one of these cretins? Then, let's hear all these stupid, pass-the-buck comments. God. Hopefully, it will be one of you who gets run down by the next drunk driver so you can't propagate.

2318 days ago
99.

yeah right!    

Barbara sounds like you have some pent up hostility...ever heard of excercise?

2318 days ago
100.

hadenough    

WHy is it that celebs can get away with this crap? IF it were you or me you know that protective services would have been called in and the children taken into custody until an investigation was done and it was determined that the children would be safe being returned to the parent(s). The guy has a history of drinking and drugging. Shoukdn't that have raised suspicion? Where were the people who's job it is to protect those kids?

2318 days ago
101.

del    

Does it occur to any of you that perhaps Heather, knowing that it was Dad's week to have the kids by the visitation order, was out of town and could not drive to pick up her kid? The article says police contacted her, and you can bet the cops determined that the other adult in the car was safe to drive, else they wouldn't have allowed her to leave the scene with Heather's kid in the car. Heather's other option would have been to tell the cops to take her child into state custody, which - if you know anything about LA's Dept of Child and Family Services - would have endangered her a lot more than driving home with a sober adult!

2318 days ago
102.

Bubblebunny    

Jennifer loves JBJ: That's the whole point of driving drunk- you DO feel FINE. You don't even realize you are drunk. I hope you stop drinking and driving..

2318 days ago
103.

reggie    

#94 BARBARA ,,,HUN YOU JUST NEED TO GET LAID !!!!!!!! OR TAKE YOUR MEDS OR GET SOME MEDS
THIS IS A FORUM FOR OPINIONS AND EVERYONE HAS ONE
WE DIDN'T TO THE CRIME ( RICHIE SAMBORA DID )

2318 days ago
104.

Robert    

#89 - There is no logic to your post! Of course you are drunk when your blood alcohol level is above state law. If he wasn't driving erratically they wouldn't have pulled him over! It's easy to tell when your friggin drunk, swerving over lanes, passing red lights, etc. I don't wanna be on the other end of his irresponsible driving!!!

2318 days ago
105.

Bubblebunny    

To Let's See : Barbara's absolutely 100% right. My best friends were wiped out on prom night by a guy who said he was only "Buzzed" "Nobody's perfect. This guy was 56.

2318 days ago
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