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Heather Locklear

Arrested

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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46.

TheRealJerseyShore    

So the police just happened to wander onto her property because it was near the accident! I am sure she doesn't live on a piece of property where you can see her car from the road. If there aren't any witnesses I'd argue the police conducted an illegal search

1654 days ago
47.

poppy    

poor Ava!..........it must be hard to have a washed up lush for a mom

1654 days ago
48.

shadough    

How can you hit a street sign? It isnt like it will jump in your way. She was obviously wasted.

1654 days ago
49.

Oz    

It's sad that he didn't let her spend the night, after he used her like a toilet, she had to drive herself home at four in the morn.

1654 days ago
50.

Chris    

C'mon the picture above clearly says it is a NO PARKING zone. She didn't have a choice.

1654 days ago
51.

Darlene    

Now now Heather, whats up with that??

1654 days ago
52.

Tessa    

Hey, she just knocked over a sign...not a "hit and run" over a human being....sheesh.

1654 days ago
53.

I hate farts    

Looks like Heather can't cope with being over-the-hill. It's probably only a matter of time before she kills somebody.

1654 days ago
54.

Horndog    

Does the no parking sign have legal representation yet? Where is Gloria Allred when you need her?

1654 days ago
55.

Diana    

What is a 48 year old woman with a pre-teen doing coming back home at 4am on Saturday? Must have been some party.

1654 days ago
56.

tom    

If she just hit a street sign it was a nothing offense. In fact if my girlfriend was driving alone at 4 in the morning and accidentaly hit a street sign on a deserted highway I would tell her to get out of there fast. But if she was again on drugs (All celeb drugs are prescription), and it looks that way, she's garbage.

1654 days ago
57.

Shaydie    

I have to say, the road winds a lot and there are no street lights. But I still wonder why she was out at 4am driving around in the dark. I have a daughter just a little older than Ava and I wouldn't be out doing that. Even in the entertainment industry, I don't see why she'd be out at that hour unless she was out for some partying.

1654 days ago
58.

nic    

get help and for God's sake STOP DRIVING........leave Jack alone

1654 days ago
59.

Korina8    

Just another road rage Republican looking for her next TeaParty

1654 days ago
60.

Joe    

Putting her in handcuffs..a little over the top. Whatever happened to common sense.

1654 days ago
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