Heather Locklear Gets 3 Years Probation in DUI case … Would You Have been Afforded the Plea?


Heather Locklear has received a slap on the wrist and 3 years probation for her DUI Heather_Locklearcase. 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.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Heather Locklear Gets 3 Years Probation in DUI case … Would You Have been Afforded the Plea?”

    1. txchic on January 3rd, 2009 12:42 pm

      wonder what prescription it was?

      not that i’ve had any experience with this situation but i think on the 1st offense most jurisdictions tend to be lenient. in california i’d think that this should at least be her 1st strike on the 3 strike law. i also hope the cops keep a watch on her. it’s inexcusable for anyone (especially a mom) to endanger other drivers.

    2. ANewGirl on January 3rd, 2009 2:59 pm

      As far as Ms. Locklear goes—with no priors—has she really been treated any differently than anyone else under the State of CA laws? Some room for disagreement here.

      Heather Locklear has been under much emotional stress & turmoil since her Ex-Husband and Ex- Best GF humiliated her with their very public affair, which ended her marriage.

      While it is never the responsible or correct thing to do by drinking & driving—lets not forget the fact that there was no alchohol involved here. Appears as if Ms. Locklear was under the influence of prescribed medication at the time of this incident. There are warnings on the side of prescribed drugs for just exactly this reason.

      Locklear’s plea of “No Contest” is an admission of guilt, and IMO, a reckless driving to endanger charge is exactly what was warranted in this instance. Locklear has to attend her classes and check in with her PO just like any other offender.

    3. buster on January 3rd, 2009 7:37 pm

      She lives in my town Santa Barbara, A lot of people here are upset !!! I remember getting a wet reckless when I was 22 !!! 25 years ago.
      One night in jail
      6 months no driving
      Zona Seca (drunk driving school)$750.00
      Three court appearances
      6 AA meetings
      6 NA meetings
      And about $1,200.00
      I got pulled over and had a perscription for pain pills for a smashed toe. I had beer instead it seemed to work better.

    4. Richard on January 4th, 2009 12:18 am

      Hey, what do people want … a movie star to be treated like any American citizen? What kind of country do you think this is, after all?

    5. nurturer on January 4th, 2009 4:28 am

      Deer in the headlights.

    6. buster on January 4th, 2009 7:36 am

      I guess even California practices aruban law sometimes

    7. ANewGirl on January 4th, 2009 8:57 am

      #5- Nurturer….EXACTLY. Kind of sad, that is called strung out on too many of those Anti-Depressant or Anxiety Meds also…..Very out of character for this Actress which is why I am saying, she is only human…everyone makes mistakes.

      Richard also has a point though in his posting #4.

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