Report: Formal Charges Filed Against RUSH Guitarist
Prosecutors in Southwest Florida have filed charges against RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson related to an altercation he had with Collier County deputies at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida on New Year's Eve, according to the Naples Daily News.
The State Attorney's Office has filed two charges of battery on a law enforcement officer against Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich.
Under the revised charges, the guitarist's potential prison time if he is convicted has been reduced substantially from what it could have been under the original charges.
The two third-degree felonies he now faces could be punishable by five years in prison if he is convicted.
The State Attorney's Office also filed a charge against Zivojinovich's son, Justin. He is facing one count of resisting an officer with violence. Prosecutors dropped a charge of disorderly intoxication against him, as they did against Alex Zivojinovich.
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