Heather Locklear's DUI charge
Heather Locklear was charged with driving under the influence of prescription medication after driving erratically in California on Saturday night (27.09.08)
Heather Locklear was charged with driving under the influence of prescription medication on Saturday night (27.09.08).
The former 'Melrose Place' actress - who checked herself into an Arizona treatment facility in June to seek treatment for "anxiety and depression" - was stopped at around 4.30pm after displaying erratic behaviour while driving in Barbara County, California.
Tom Marshall, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), said: "Around 4.30pm, a female witness saw Heather Locklear driving erratically while leaving a parking lot. The witness said Locklear was revving her engine loudly, and backed over a pair of sunglasses several times.
"The witness called 911 because she was concerned for Locklear's safety. When a CHP officer arrived, Locklear was found seated inside her vehicle, which was partially blocking the roadway.
"Because Locklear appeared disoriented and impaired, she was taken to a local CHP station and drug and alcohol tests were administered. She 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."
The 47-year-old actress was taken to a local jail at around 7pm, where she was charged with driving under the influence of prescription medication.
She was released at 11pm on $5,000 bail.
Heather has a 10-year-old daughter Ava Elizabeth with ex-husband Richie Sambora.
She is currently dating her former 'Melrose Place' co-star Jack Wagner.