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Richie Sambora Charged

4/22/2008 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Richie Sambora has been charged with two counts of DUI -- but he was not charged with child endangerment.
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The DUI counts are driving with a .08 or higher, and driving under the influence.

We're told Sambora had a blood alcohol level of .13. If convicted Sambora faces six months in jail.

Sambora was popped March 25 after cops say they saw him "veering over the white painted lines and straddling two lanes" in his Hummer in Laguna Beach.

Two minors were in the vehicle, including Richie's 10-year-old daughter. We're told police brass recommended that prosecutors charge him with child endangerment but rank and file cops disagreed and so did prosecutors.

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1.

Kelli    

He got LUCKY with the child endangerment charge. Will this stop the tour?

2312 days ago
2.

Jerseyknucklehead    

Someone's got to bitchslap this irresponsible douche!
Driving drunk with his kids in the car! It ain't the 80's anymore jerkoff and you ain't 25!

2312 days ago
3.

Liz    

Two counts of DUI? Can someone explain the two? So, he is intoxicated and his daughter is in the car and all he is charged with is DUI!?!

2312 days ago
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OCD    



Well, you just never know. Maybe the prosecutors and police let him walk on the child endangerment because what he might face at the hands of Heather Locklear for endangering her child might be more severe than what they could ever do to the guy.

If my child's father endangered one of my children out of stupidty, he might do well to move far away and make sure that I never, ever find out what zip code her resides in.

2312 days ago
5.

GERRY PULL UP YOUR PANTS!!    

No sympathy. None. This guy has more money and resources to get THE BEST help for his apparent problem. Life's a bitch, dude. SOBER UP or stay off the streets! This is Cali for christs sake....there's a taxi to be found.

2312 days ago
6.

OCD    



"her" resides in? Sorry, Typo Police.

2312 days ago
7.

Lucy    

Back to rehab looser.

2312 days ago
8.

Fact Finder    

Top 10! Fall back Haters!!!!

2312 days ago
9.

Deb    

Nothing against him personally, but he should have been charged with child endangerment charges, as he was most definitely endangering the lives of all who were in the car with him.

2312 days ago
10.

ME    

TYPICAL CELEBRITY JUSTICE, ANYONE ELSE WOULD LOSE THERE KIDS......

2312 days ago
11.

BJ Rocks    

I love Ritchie and BonJovi and I hope he gets the help he needs.... Like #5 said he has the money to get the help he needs and to have someone drive him around which thats what alot of these stupid actors and musicians need to do.. Not sure why they insist on driving while intoxicated.. Get a driver!

2312 days ago
12.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

I think all drunk drivers should be killed.. shot on site.

2312 days ago
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Team Jon    

Why is he not being charged with child endangerment that is crazy if he is being charged with two counts of DUI that means he was drinking and driving hello people . That's just crazy not to charge him with child endangerment also.

2312 days ago
14.

TheRaw420    

I think distracted drivers, driving while on the cell phone and tired drivers should be shot on site too... they are no better or any different...

2312 days ago
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ocjason    

.13 blood alcohol content is barely anything especially when you take into account a dude like Richie Sambora. He's an experienced drinker.. .13 for him is definitely not the same as .13 on a teen driver.

2312 days ago
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