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Band Sentenced, Fined For 101 Freeway Shutdown In 2010


You might remember Oct. 12, 2010, when a band shut down southbound lanes in California on the 101 Freeway.

The Orange County hardcore hip-hop band known as Imperial Stars┬ábacked up traffic for miles in Hollywood. The band, insisting their playing was for the purpose of increasing awareness of homeless children, crawled atop their truck, which spanned three of the four southbound lanes near Sunset Boulevard. Then, they played a song called “Traffic Jam 101.”

Judgement has now come to the three members of the band, who were charged on Monday and must pay $39,000 in restitution to the California Department of Transportation.

The band members were also sentenced to three years of probation and 35 days of community service after pleading no contests to one felony count of conspiracy, one misdemeanor count of public nuisance and two misdemeanor counts of resisting, obstructing or delaying law enforcement officers.

The following video was shot during the 101 Freeway shutdown.

The next video is the featured news report of the event, filmed back in 2010.

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com.


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