Heather Locklear Arrested For 4 AM Hit-And-Run
First Published: April 21, 2010 2:45 PM EDT Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Heather Locklear was arrested for a 4 AM hit-and-run accident on Saturday at an intersection near her Westlake Village gated community, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s department, the “Melrose Place” star’s black BMW matched debris from a knocked-over “No Parking” sign through an investigation. No further details were available.
However, the incident was not reported until 7:48 PM on Saturday. According to authorities, a resident noticed the sign the next day after hearing the crash the night before.
The Sheriff’s Department did not test for a DUI due to the time factor, a rep for the department told Access.
The star was given a citation but not booked, the Ventura County Sheriff’s department told Access. She has a court date on May 17.
“Ms. Locklear was cited with a misdemeanor traffic ticket as she is the registered owner of the vehicle,” Blair Berk, Heather’s lawyer, said in a statement to Access. “She was never taken into custody. The matter is still being looked into as it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle.”
The crash wasn’t her first driving-related legal run in — in 2008, the actress was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of prescription drugs following a September 28 arrest. Her case was dismissed after she pleaded no contest to a lesser offense, a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
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