Skirts Jail Time
The band that caused a commotion with an impromptu concert smack dab in the center of the 101 Freeway in Hollywood won’t face jail time for the stunt.
Imperial Stars members Christopher Wright, David Hale and Keith Yackey pleaded no contest Oct. 29 in Los Angeles Superior Court to a felony charge of conspiracy and misdemeanor charges of public nuisance and interfering with law enforcement, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The men were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to complete community service, the paper said.
The charges date back to October 2010, when Imperial Stars blocked all but one lane of traffic on the freeway with a truck, then climbed atop the vehicle to give newly stranded motorists a show.
Traffic backed up for miles by the time police arrived. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene with the keys, leaving the freeway at a standstill for a number of hours until the truck was towed away.