Heather Locklear was arrested by California police for driving under the influence, for the second time this year, according to local law enforcement. She was booked for suspicion of driving, while high on prescription drugs on Saturday before she made bail out of the Santa Barbara County Jail at about 11:30 p.m., authorities said.
Locklear is a 47-year-old actress of California. She was arrested while in her neighborhood of Montecito at about 4:30 p.m., when she caught the attention of a concerned driver, cops said.
“She [Locklear] was observed by a citizen pulling out of a parking lot and the woman [witness] thought she [Locklear] was driving really erratically,” CHP spokesman Tom Marhsall said.
“She [the witness] didn’t know who she [the driver] was.”
The witness called emergency personnel after spotting the actress frequently stopping and getting out her car within a few minutes, according to cops. When an officer arrived, Locklear’s car was parked, blocking a lane of Highway 192, according to authorities. She passed several tests to prove she was not drunk, but the police further investigated to find she was impaired on an undisclosed prescription drug. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff released a mug shot of the actress, with running mascara and dark roots showing through her bleached blonde hair.
Since publishing the original story, the actress pleaded no contest to reckless driving and in exchange, the DUI charge was dismissed, a source close to the case confirms. She was however sentenced to 3 years informal probation. See more on her charges here.
Representative for the actress could not be reached for comments on her condition.
Ventura County paramedics rushed to Locklear’s home in March after the shrink called cops, fearing the actress could be despondent. She stabilized, and then in April checked into an Arizona psychological treatment facility for depression and anxiety. Friends have said Locklear has been down in the dumps since her 11-year marriage to rocker Richie Sambora fell apart at the end of 2005.
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