Heather Locklear’s DUI case is dismissed

Actress Heather Locklear was picked up on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in September. The circumstances of the case were always a bit fishy – a known paparazzi who’d been following Heather around for months called the cops – and it was clear from the beginning that Heather would fight the charges. I would, too, if that mugshot got out. Anyway, Heather has pled to a lesser charge of reckless driving and the DUI charge has been dropped. Heather’s lawyer was none other than Blair Berk, who represented and worked out beneficial plea agreements for Mel “Sugartits” Gibson in his famous DUI debacle, as well as Heather’s ex-husband, Ritchie Sambora.

Heather Locklear just got her driving under the influence case dismissed, and she’s pled to a much lesser offense.

Heather pled no contest to reckless driving, a misdemeanor. She’ll be placed on three years informal probation, pay a $700 fine, and she must attend a 12-hour drug education course.

Heather was arrested last September after she was allegedly driving under the influence of prescription meds. The D.A. says Locklear’s blood tests showed prescription drugs were indeed in her system. No alcohol was involved.

Score one more for the unbeatable Blair Berk, who seems to work mini-miracles for some of these celebs who cross the legal line. Berk was in Santa Barbara court this AM for the plea. Locklear was not there.

[From TMZ]

Ah, to be rich and famous and never have to pay for your mistakes. That’s the life. Any regular person living in a normal town who was driving erratically with prescription drugs in their system probably would have served some jail time by now – but Hollywood has its own bizarre justice system that us little people aren’t supposed to understand. Anyway, I hope Heather has learned her lesson and doesn’t get behind the wheel while whacked out on pills ever again.

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  1. devilgirl says:

    This really pisses me off. Yet another celeb gets off with a little slap on the wrist. I stupidly got a DUI 10 yrs ago. Never had I been in trouble, not even a speeding ticket. I received 4yrs probation, 40hrs community service, license suspended for 6mos. and a fine that was a smidge under 2k, not to mention the $1,500 I paid an attorney. I deserved my punishment, no doubt, but it frosts me how if you are a celeb, you can do just about anything and you won’t get what the average man on the street gets in the way of punishment. Oh yeah, and I forgot, I had to do a 40 hr SATOP program that was another $500 bucks.

  2. Christina Bledsoe says:

    I agree. I think the hardest part of this punishment is having to take 12 hours out of her day to do the class. Poor thing.

  3. vdantev says:

    If it were you or me, we’d lose our license- minimum.

  4. Ashley says:

    dumb celebrity bitch.