(Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department)
Heather Locklear, 47, who sought medical help for depression this summer, was arrested in Montecito on Saturday night. Initially suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, she was picked up by the California Highway Patrol at 7 p.m. when someone called 911 describing her as driving like she was out of her mind.
Apparently, the actress got into her car in a Montecito parking lot on Saturday afternoon at about 4:30. She was acting strangely, repeatedly driving back and forth over a pair of sunglasses on the pavement. Tom Marshall, a spokesman for the CHP, said that she then stopped the car on the street and stumbled out into traffic. The unnamed citizen called 911 then followed Locklear out of concern for her safety. By the time the CHP arrived, Heather had parked her car on State Route 192, blocking a lane. The officer who interrogated her said that she was disoriented and “under the influence of something.” tests at the police station showed that Heather wasn’t positive for alcohol and the drug tests would arrive in a few days.
The actress is known for her television work in roles as Sammy Jo Carrington in the soap “Dynasty” (1980) and Amanda Woodward in “Melrose Place” (1990). She also played in the sitcom “Spin City” as Caitlin Moore. She dated Tom Cruise, Ryan Ruddy, Mark Harmon and was married to Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993. In 1997, she gave birth to Ava Elizabeth, whose father is Richie Sambora. Locklear was treated for depression for 4 weeks until July 23, 2008. Her agent announced that she was suffering from anxiety and depression but doesn't seem to have passed the moment.