Skate-punk icon Duane Peters to be arraigned in domestic violence case

Duane Peters, an icon in the skateboarding and punk rock world, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on suspicion of domestic violence.

Peters, 52, was arrested Saturday in the 4000 block of East 3rd Street in Long Beach, according to police Sgt. Megan Zabel.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

Dubbed “The Master of Disaster,” Peters is one of skateboarding’s pioneers.

He has been credited as the first person 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.”

An Orange County native, Peters was also the first professional skateboarder to embrace punk rock, and his skate-punk style had a strong influence on the skateboarding world.

In the early 1990s, he became the lead singer for the U.S. Bombs, a punk rock band.

He has since formed other bands and continues to perform and skateboard. He currently lives in Long Beach.


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