Heather Locklear has received a slap on the wrist and 3 years probation for her DUI case. Conveniently, Locklear evaded DUI charges by pleading no contest to a lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter called it “wet reckless” and said that she was treated the same as anybody else in a similar situation.”
I might have to disagree on that one. Who else thinks that if they were in the same situation that they would have been able to plea down to a lesser charge if they were John Q. Public? Illegal drugs or prescription drugs makes no matter. Abuse is abuse and one would then ask how she was able to get such a quantity of legal drugs to abuse?
Locklear was given three years of informal probation, will pay a fine and attend a driver’s education program, said Lee Carter, Santa Barbara senior deputy district attorney.
Tests revealed no alcohol in Locklear’s system following her September arrest, but prosecutors charged her in November with driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Heather Locklear was arrested in September and was originally charged with driving under the influence. Just prescription drugs, huh? Because all people that properly take their prescription medicine, check themselves into rehab after being arrested.
Locklear was arrested in September in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, near the coastal town of Santa Barbara, when police found her car parked on a highway blocking a traffic lane.
Tests showed she had prescription medication in her system but no alcohol or drugs. She was originally charged with driving under the influence.