Monday, September 29, 2008
New Details and 911 Call in Locklear Arrest
New details on Heather Locklear's arrest are emerging, including a 911 call and the battery of tests the actress underwent Saturday evening.
A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol confirmed to ET a 911 call was made by a concerned citizen around 4:30 PM Saturday after she observed a woman acting strangely and driving erratically as she left a parking lot in Montecito, California- an upscale town adjacent to Santa Barbara.
Among the details, the CHP rep tells ET Locklear was observed by the citizen as backing over a pair of sunglasses several times while she was attempting to maneuver out of the parking area.
When an officer arrived, Locklear had moved to the nearby Highway 192 where she was stopped in a travel lane. A CHP officer asked for her license, registration and proof of insurance and identified her as Heather Locklear.
Locklear was taken to the police station, where she was tested for alcohol and drugs. She was booked at 7 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication and was later released from custody.
Locklear left a treatment facility in Arizona in July after receiving four weeks of treatment for anxiety and depression.
Representatives for Locklear decline to comment but have referred ET to Locklear's attorney.