Richie Sambora's run in with the law last month may end up adding more than just a DUI to his record. The Bon Jovi guitarist was pulled over with his 10-year-old daughter Ava in the car. Her mother is Heather Locklear.
According to an E! report on the incident:
We did ask for a misdemeanor child endangerment charge to be filed against him,” Sgt. Jason Kravitz exclusively tells E! News. “We also recommended they charge him with misdemeanor DUI.”
While the decision will ultimately be made by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the rocker may face an even heavier charge. To see the possibility, read more.
The story said:
“He could even be facing felony child-endangerment charges depending on how high his blood alcohol level was,” says Salerno, who recently represented Mischa Barton in her own DUI case. If convicted, Sambora would be required to complete a child abuser’s treatment program and be ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol for four years, according to Salerno.
While these are serious charges, it seems like the real punishment of being a parent who makes a grave mistake is having to live with it.