RUSH Guitarist ALEX LIFESON: Courtroom Video Posted Online

Video footage of RUSH guitarist Alex Zivojinovich (a.k.a. Alex Lifeson) pleading no contest to a reduced charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence in a Naples, Florida courtroom Thursday morning (April 21) has been posted online at

The plea deal came after a judge reduced charges facing Zivojinovich's son, Justin, from a felony to a misdemeanor. Justin Zivojinovich also pleaded no contest.

The charges stemmed from a New Year's Eve 2003 fight at the Ritz-Carlton beach resort in Naples.

Alex Zivojinovich was arrested along with his son and daughter in law after allegedly fighting with deputies and hotel staff.

He was accused of pushing a deputy down the stairs and spitting blood in the face of another. Both intially faced felony charges of resisting arrest with violence.

As part of the plea deal, both father and son received a year of probation and were ordered to pay court costs. The elder Zivojinovich will also pay restitution, the amount of which will be determined later.


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