Actress Heather Locklear was arrested in Santa Barbara County about two months ago on suspicion of driving under the influence. Today, the Los Angeles Times reported that she has been charged with DUI in relation to that arrest.
The arrest occurred after a California Highway Patrol officer saw Locklear in a parked car blocking a freeway traffic lane in Montecito and later determined she was under the influence. Locklear was charged with a single misdemeanor count of DUI. According to prosecutors, Locklear was under the influence of prescription medications—which, contrary to popular belief, can be the basis of a DUI charge.
Locklear is scheduled to be arraigned in late January.
Comments about this post can be directed to California DUI Attorney William Weinberg at 714.834.1400.