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Skate-punk icon Duane Peters sentenced in domestic violence case

Former professional skateboarder and punk rock singer Duane Peters was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Peters, 52, known as "The Master of Disaster," was charged in February with assaulting his girlfriend at their Long Beach home, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

An Orange County native, Peters gained fame for helping pioneer radical skateboarding moves.

He has been credited as among the first skaters to do a 360-degree loop, called “the loop of death,” and for inventing such tricks as “the Fake and Thruster” and “the Indy Air.”

Peters embraced punk rock, and his skate-punk style had a strong influence on the skateboarding world.

In the early 1990s, Peters became the lead singer for the U.S. Bombs, a punk rock band. He continued to perform with other groups and skate.

As part of his sentencing, Peters was ordered to attend a domestic violence counseling program for one year and complete 60 days of community service, prosecutors said. He was also ordered to stay away from the victim for 10 years. 


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