Monday, September 29, 2008
Heather Locklear Arrested for DUI
Heather Locklear was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs on Saturday afternoon in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
"Around 4:30 p.m., a female witness saw Heather Locklear driving erratically while leaving a parking lot in Montecito," California Highway Patrol spokesman Tom Marshall told People. "The witness said Locklear was revving her engine loudly, and backed over a pair of sunglasses several times." (She was probably picturing Denise Richards.)
Because Locklear, 47, appeared "disoriented and impaired," she was taken to a local CHP station and drug and alcohol tests were administered, Marshall said. The actress was cooperative.
"Alcohol was ruled out as a factor, but based on the officer's observations, we believe Locklear was under the influence of prescription medication," Marshall added.
Locklear was arrested on suspicion of DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was booked at a local jail around 7 p.m., and released hours later. [People]
This isn't all that surprising. Locklear has been kind of mess for at least the last several months. In June she even underwent four weeks of treatment in Arizona, supposedly for anxiety and depression.