Bon Jovi Guitarist Cops DUI Deal

Richie Sambora dodges jail time for drunk-driving charge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 6:40 AM CDT
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora arrives for Bon Jovi's "Stand Up For a Cure Concert Series" at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, in this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo.    (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, file)
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(Newser) – Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora may have to take extra care next time he gets behind the wheel of a steel horse, but the axman will be staying out of jail after cutting a deal with prosecutors over drunk driving charges, E! Online reports. The guitarist, busted last month for driving under the influence with his 10-year-old daughter in the car, will be livin' on informal probation for three years.