Former Pro Skater, Punk Singer Sentenced for Domestic Violence

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A former professional skateboarder and punk rock singer known as “The Master of Disaster” was sentenced to five years probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to domestic violence.


Duane Peters is seen in a 2009 photo. (Credit: Adam Davis/flickr via Creative Commons)

Duane Thomas Peters was charged with one count of domestic violence for assaulting his girlfriend at her residence in Long Beach on February 7, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Neighbors heard the commotion and interceded, prosecutors said. They were able to restrain Peters until police arrived and arrested him.

The victim suffered moderate injuries to her body, according to the release.

In addition to probation, the 52-year-old, was ordered to attend a domestic violence counseling program for one year and complete 60 days of community service.

Peters was also ordered to stay away from the victim for 10 years, the release stated.

Peters, a skateboarding pioneer is also the lead singer of the punk rock band U.S. Bombs.

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