07:29 PM EDT 08/01/2015
Originally posted 03/26/2008 01:00PM
Richie Sambora was arrested on a DUI charge in Laguna Beach, Calif., Tuesday night after he was pulled over with his girlfriend and 10-year-old daughter in the car.
The Bon Jovi guitarist was stopped around 10:52 p.m. after police said they spotted him weaving on the road, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz tells PEOPLE. Sambora was driving a Hummer and was with his girlfriend, daughter Ava (whose mother is ex-wife Heather Locklear) and another unidentified juvenile girl.
Sambora was given a blood alcohol test – "He smelled of alcohol," Kravetz says – and he was "quiet and cooperative and he didn't cause any problems," he added.
Sambora was later released from custody on his own recognizance at about 4 a.m. He is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on May 7.
Originally posted 02/13/2008 09:15AM
When Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora entered rehab last year, he had "hit bottom."
On an emotional night dedicated to his father, Sambora opened up to PEOPLE about how he barely survived last year – the toughest of his life. "I got divorced [from Heather Locklear], I was going through a custody battle, I was having alcohol addiction problems, my dad was dying," Sambora, 48, said before taking the stage with Bon Jovi for a benefit concert at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom Tuesday. The yearlong "Stand Up For A Cure" concert series will raise money for lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Sambora's father, Adam Sambora, was cared for at the end of his life.
Sambora says of his recent experiences, "It was a gang tackle from hell, basically. And crawling out of that wreckage was a very triumphant victory."
Originally posted 09/27/2007 02:00PM
Richie Sambora was all smiles Wednesday night as the rehabbing rocker stepped out with his fellow Bon Jovi bandmates to be honored by the Recording Academy's New York Chapter.
Originally posted 06/13/2007 03:20PM
Richie Sambora has left the Los Angeles treatment facility he entered last week, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Originally posted 04/11/2007 03:20PM
Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora are officially divorced, a source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/21/2007 09:10AM
Denise Richards says she and her boyfriend of 10 months, Richie Sambora, are leaning on each other as they both face tough times.
Originally posted 11/07/2006 02:30PM
Richie Sambora says he hopes his seven-month-old relationship with Denise Richards is the real thing.
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