According to their Twitter feed, yesterday's traffic blockers and self-declared hardcore hip-hoppers from Garden Grove are now out of jail. (Imperial Stars were booked at Los Angeles County sheriff's Inmate Reception Center jail in downtown Los Angeles.)
Earlier today, the OC Register published the names of the band members who were arrested yesterday. Atop a truck with their band name emblazoned on it, the trio blocked three lanes of traffic on the southbound 101 freeway in Hollywood at about 10:20 a.m.
Keith Richard Yackey, 31, of Las Vegas; Christopher Roy Wright, 32, of Garden Grove; and David Paul Hale, 30, of Stanton, were arrested on suspicion of several counts: disturbing the peace, resisting or delaying a peace officer, conspiring to commit a crime, and unlawful assembly.
California Highway Patrol has said they could also face charges of obstructing traffic. Yackey is the guitarist and Wright as the vocalist of Imperial Stars on the band's website. Hale is not listed on the band's site, but the guy who looks like Shaun White in their publicity photos is listed on their bio as "Paul Arabella." Same guy?
CHP officer Terry Liu told the Register: "This type of behavior is not acceptable...Our officers were tied up on scene trying to handle this while they could have been handling other business or other emergency incidents occurring nearby, but instead they were stuck having to deal with this."
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