Traffic Violator Queen, Heather Locklear in Police Custody for Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heather Locklear
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The Ventura County Sheriff told reporters that actress Heather Locklear was arrested after she allegedly knocked over a "no parking" sign and fled the scene.

According to police, the accident took place on Saturday in Westlake Village, Calif. near Locklear's home. A resident of Locklear's community heard a commotion around 4 a.m. Saturday morning but did not report the incident until the next day after finding debris and the sign that had been knocked down.

Police traced the debris back to Locklear's 2005 black BMW. The sheriff tells ET that the actress was not taken into custody but given a citation. She has a court date set to take place in May.

Locklear's attorney Blair Berk said that the actress was cited with a misdemeanor traffic ticket because she is the registered owner of the vehicle. However, Berk says the matter is still being looked into as it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle.

This isn't the first time the "Melrose Place" star has been in trouble with the law. In 2008, Locklear was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription medications. The DUI charge was later dismissed, although Locklear did plead no contest to the lesser charge of misdemeanor reckless driving.


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