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Heather Locklear


for Hit-and-Run

4/21/2010 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

092908_heather_locklear_ex-1Heather Locklear was arrested for hit-and-run last Saturday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ at around 4 AM, someone heard a crash near North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, CA.

The person who heard the crash didn't call the Ventura County Sheriff's Department until 7:48 PM that night.  Deputies went out to the area and found a knocked over "no parking" sign and obvious signs of a car that went up the curb, striking the sign. 

Deputies confirmed through investigation that the car in question was Locklear's black BMW.  The collision was very close to Locklear's home.

Deputies then went to Locklear's home, saw damage to the BMW that was consistent with the collision, and arrested her for hit-and-run. A court date has been set for May 17.

The offense is a misdemeanor, so Locklear was not taken into custody -- just cited and released.  An official from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ a hit-and-run citation constitutes an "arrest."

Back in 2008, Locklear was arrested in Santa Barbara for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription medications.

She ended up pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and was placed on three years informal probation.  A Santa Barbara prosecutor tells us he's looking into the latest incident, which could be a probation violation.

UPDATE:  Locklear's lawyer, Blair Berk, tells TMZ, "Ms. Locklear was cited with a misdemeanor traffic ticket as she is the registered owner of the vehicle.  She was never taken into custody.  The matter is still being looked into as it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle."


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Helen Van Patterson Patton     

What a boozy old hag.

1593 days ago

Legally Blonde    

They were tougher on Heather Locklear than Hallie Berry! She hit an automobile while driving and left the scene of the accident. The key word is that Halle Berry hit "a vehicle"! Locklear only hit a curb and a "no parking sign". In my opinion, there is quite a difference in Berry's hit and run compared to Locklear's. So, WHY were the police TOUGHER on Locklear than Berry?????? :-(

1593 days ago


GD, how could it NOT be a probation violation???

The rest of us would still be in jail

1593 days ago


It's only a matter of time before she hurts someone or herself. You would think her 1st arrest would be a wake up call.

Heather hire a driver or take a cab

1593 days ago


I didn't know you had to call the police if you hit a sign. I would have left the scene as well.

1593 days ago


I was unaware you were supposed to call the police after you hit a street sign...

1593 days ago


Are you kidding me? Hitting a street sign is a hit and run?! Sounds like a single car accident to me...which does NOT require even calling the cops for a report. Crazy. Reminds me why I don't want to live in California.

1593 days ago


wow...thats breaking new for sure. she was arrested LAST SATURDAY. way to stay on top of it. heres some more breaking new... we just landed on the moon, the Japs bombed PH, Ted Williams hit .400.

Try to report your "breaking" news as it breaks next time.

1593 days ago


They need to lock this bitch up she has done this before she could have killed someone.

These celebrities are irresponsible, self-centered, and arrogant they seem to get away with this behaviour if it were a every day Joe/Jane they would have been a lot harder on them.

1593 days ago

Jim in LV    

Hitting signs and curbs at 4am...she was drunk or loopy on pills

1593 days ago


these cops are morons, they've got nothing to do.. total waste of taxpayers money!

1593 days ago


Since when is going up on a curb considered a hit and run?

1593 days ago


"If that don't take the cake. Let's all become movie stars and then we can get away from anything. What is wrong with this picture?" - Posted at 10:43 AM on Apr 21, 2010 by Mike

What's wrong with this picture is she was arrested for hit and run. Therefore she didn't get away with anything. So much for making your point, moron.

1593 days ago


test test test


1593 days ago


If this case is prosecuted, she may do some jail time for that DUI probation violation, as she should.

1593 days ago
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