Heather Locklear Arrested for Suspected DUI


Sep. 28 2008, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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Following in the hallowed footsteps of stars like Mel Gibson and Nicole Richie, Heather Locklear became the latest star to be caught behind the wheel in an (allegedly) less-than-sober state, when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Santa Barbara on Saturday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a witness called the police after they spotted the 47-year-old actress "driving erratically" as she left a parking lot.

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Later, a CHP officer found Heather's car in Montecito, where she had blocked a lane of traffic when she parked on a state highway. The officer attempted to speak to the actress and determined that she was likely under the influence.

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Heather was then taken into custody, tested for drugs and alcohol, and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication.

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