LA band that caused traffic jam get probation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say members of a band who blocked traffic for four hours as they played a gig on a Los Angeles freeway as a publicity stunt have been sentenced to probation.

Deputy District Attorney Ryan Dibble says the trio pleaded no contest Monday to a felony count of conspiracy and three misdemeanors for public nuisance and other offenses.

For four hours on Oct. 12, 2010, the band blocked all but one lane of southbound U.S. 101 near Sunset Blvd as they played a concert on top of a truck as their own cameras recorded the stunt.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Roy Wright, 32-year-old David Paul Hale and 33-year-old Keith R. Yackey were sentenced to three years’ probation and 35 days of community service.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for Jan. 25.

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