Another driver spotted Heather Lockler wandering in traffic and called cops

More details are out about the Heather Locklear DUI bust this Saturday. It turns out that someone spotted her running over a pair of sunglasses repeatedly in a parking lot. It sounds like they followed her to see how she was driving and once they saw that she had pulled over and wandered into traffic they called the cops. (E! words it like they just happened to run into her again – yeah right.) Police determined that she was under the influence of something, not alcohol, and arrested her for DUI:

According to the incident report, a “concerned citizen” called police after witnessing Locklear, 47, “driving forwards and backwards over a pair of sunglasses and revving her engine” in a parking lot.

The witness then came upon Locklear again on the road.

“The citizen became concerned when Ms. Locklear exited her vehicle and stumbled into the traffic lane…the citizen called 911 and reported the entire incident to CHP Ventura Dispatch.”
When officers arrived Locklear appeared disoriented, per the report, and after giving her a sobriety test they determined she was not suffering the side effects of a booze binge.

“Although obvious impairment was exhibited during the tests, alcohol was ruled out as a factor,” the CHP said in a statement. Locklear was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to the Santa Barbara CHP office.

“She was evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who concluded Ms. Locklear was under the influence of a controlled substance, and could not safely operate a motor vehicle,” CHP said in a statement.
Locklear’s publicist declined to comment on the arrest.

The former Spin City fixture was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail. She was released at 11 p.m. Saturday on $5,000 bail.

[From E! Online]

Have you ever called the cops on someone who looked like they were driving drunk? I’ve done it twice. In one case the guy was ramming into the barrier on the side of the freeway repeatedly and in another a woman was weaving back and forth very drunkenly. Usually you can tell if someone is just driving like an arrogant jerk as if they have to get wherever they’re going yesterday or if they’re too wasted to drive. With those super aggressive drivers I just try and stay out of the way unless they look like they’re going to get into an accident. Some people just drive like that and by the time you think to do something about it they’re gone anyway.

It sounds like rehab in July didn’t really take for Locklear and she’s still struggling with some kind of prescription addiction.

As JayBird mentioned yesterday, this is very sad for Locklear’s daughter Ava, nearly 11. Now both of her divorced parents have been arrested for DUI.

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  1. daisy424 says:

    She looks like she has been crying.
    Wake up Heather, you have a child to raise.

  2. heehee says:

    She looks so much better without the makeup! Way better- actually younger and healthier…

    or its the substance she used LOL

    Could be just whatever antidepressants they like to dish out on people nowadays. ANythign that messes with your head– well, messes with your head. πŸ™ I wish they werent so liberal with pills and were a bit more patient in terms of getting to the true core of matters (personal or physiological) in healthcare today.

  3. Orangejulius says:

    Unfortunately it costs too much to take time getting to the core issues; it’s much cheaper and quicker to throw a pill at it. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter how much therapy or how many pills… it just isn’t going to get better till it gets better on its own (time heals some wounds) …If that makes any sense. I’m not excusing driving under the influence, btw.

  4. clare says:

    Poor Heather. I hope her family is being supportive during this time for both her and her daughter.
    I wonder what has caused her to go over the edge? It can’t be just the medication she is on, can it?

  5. anony says:

    She looks so pitiful and sad here I can’t laugh about it. I do think anyone who drives under the influence is thoughtless but in this case it looks like she was not doing it to ‘party’ but she is truly under mental duress.
    I called the cops on a carload of assholes who almost ran me over in a cross walk. I was carrying my baby in his sling and they did not yield and almost mowed us over. I was enraged. I couldn’t really yell anything out at them I had the little one with me. Instead I flipped open my cell and called the cops with their plate and what direction they were headed. Yeah, next time you almost hit a pedestrian (who was carrying a BABY) roll up your windows if you don’t want the stench of your skunk weed to be noticed. 😈

  6. Codzilla says:

    Damn, anony. That would have left me in a daze. Props to you for acting quickly and reporting those fools to the cops. Do you know if they were caught?

  7. anony says:

    @ Codzilla- I usually blow that stuff off but since the peanut was with me, I mean, he’s a defenseless little baby. So I was a little motivated and was angry they thought nothing of it and even laughed mockingly as they peeled out. I scanned the police blotter and there was a cannabis possession bust (as cops call it in their reports, haha) and some guy’s name. There were a bunch of guys in the car maybe they just nabbed the driver? It was actually the same day so I am thinking (hoping) it was the same guy. Don’t mess with mama bear πŸ˜‰

  8. Anne says:

    πŸ˜€ Heather has middle age crisis, she is single woman and mother,it’s very difficult situation.

  9. wow says:

    Hmmmm…I guess having an adorable little girl isn’t enough to stay away from the pills???

  10. Alecto says:

    Bet they’re going to say it was a reaction to the recomended dosage of a rx that she wasn’t abusing.

  11. Christine says:

    Poor Heather… Me too, I’m just really wondering what has caused this..? She always seem like a reasonnable person to me… Weird.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Her pupils make it look as if she’s on acid, or ecstasy. Her behavior makes it sound as if she could have been on acid. Just a thought.

  13. ff says:

    Hey, at least that’s a better mug shot than I anticipated.

  14. Jinxy says:

    No matter what if you are in anyway impaired you should never get behind the wheel of a car. Usually the impaired survive but others are not so lucky.

    Side note, when you are diagnosed with depression or mood disorders it sometimes can take a while to get on the right combo, during that time you have to be careful, it’s not an excuse but this could have been a medical situation and the person who followed her may have saved her life, and the life of others. I hope she gets better, that poor child having two parents who are not operating on a normal level.

  15. vdantev says:

    The spotlight is an addiction like any other and it’s hard to break once you get a taste.

  16. Cindy Kennedy says:

    She must be having a nervous breakdown. I think what she went through put her over the edge. Denise Richards stepped in and broke up her marriage to Ritchie Sambora. That can’t be an easy thing to go through. And I don’t care what Denise Richards says, I think she caused the breakdown of her marriage.

  17. Anne says:

    It’s totally off topic but I saw her mug shot and was totally struck by how beautiful she really is.

    Very sad story, I hope she can get healthy. Sounds like she was on a suicide mission going out in traffic like that.

  18. greer says:

    We need to gather Josie Bissett, Jack Wagner and Marcia Cross to stage a Melrose Place intervention. Heather needs help for real.

    Make it happen, people.

  19. Wil in Mpls says:

    Small point of order here. She was not in “rehab” .. she was in a mental health facility after a suicide attempt in March. No illegal substance abuse .. she was either over-medicating to kill the pain or herself. Either way, I would expect she will likely be revisiting the hospital. I hope she can get well, she is actually – from personal experience – a very lovely, down to earth lady.

  20. spoonman says:

    To bad Arron Spelling is gone. He always seemed to have the perfect TV acting project for Heather.

    Hey maybe she can save the train wreck TV show ‘The new 90210’? She needs to work to get over her depression and I’m not hearing any news on that front.

    She is still hot for her age and I hope she can bring it together and move forward.