Child Endangerment Charge for Sambora?

April 14, 2008 By:
Child Endangerment Charge for Sambora?

Things just went from bad to worse for Richie Sambora. The Laguna Beach Police Department has requested two misdemeanor counts against Sambora--one for driving under the influence and one for child endangerment.

Sambora was popped for a DUI on March 25 after cops noticed him driving "erratically." His daughter Ava was in the car with him at the time, which was a big NO NO!

"Assuming Sambora was driving with over a .08 blood-alcohol level with a passenger under 14 in the car, he's looking at probable jail time," says veteran DUI lawyer Lawrence Taylor, who's not involved with the case. "But it's possible this can be plea bargained to a lesser offense, and/or he could get rehab in lieu of jail."

Sambora is scheduled to appear in court on May 7. He'll probably be ordered back in rehab, we hear third time is the charm.