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Imperial Stars sentenced to probation for freeway gig

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For playing a gig in the middle of the day, in the middle of the freeway, on the top of a truck, and making every person on the 101 freeway (and YouTube) dislike them, members of the band Imperial Stars were sentenced Monday to probabtion and community service. 

The band caused a near freeway shutdown on Oct. 12. 2010 when they parked on the 101 to rock out. The publicity stunt, recorded by the band's own cameras, blocked all but one lane of southbound traffic near Sunset Blvd for four hours.

Three band members pleaded no contest to a felony count of conspiracy and three misdemeanors for public nuisance and other offenses, according to Deputy District Attorney Ryan Dibble.

34- 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.