Heather Locklear arrested for alleged attack on deputy, EMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heather Locklear has been arrested on suspicion of fighting with first responders for the second time this year, authorities said Monday.
Locklear appeared extremely intoxicated when deputies arrived at her Southern California home at about 11 p.m. Sunday to investigate a dispute between Locklear and either family members or friends, Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian said.
Locklear kicked one of the deputies then kicked a paramedic who was called to evaluate her because of her intoxication, Kuredjian said.
She was taken to a hospital then taken to jail and booked on two misdemeanor battery counts, he said.
Locklear was released Monday morning after posting $20,000 bail.
She checked in to a treatment facility later Monday, a person close to Locklear said. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of medical privacy restrictions.
Locklear’s managers did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
In February, she was arrested under similar circumstances and charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery on an officer. Authorities say she attacked four deputies called to her home because of a dispute with her boyfriend. She has pleaded not guilty in that case, which remains pending.
The 56-year-old actress was among the biggest television stars of the 1980s and 1990s, with roles on “Dynasty,” ″T.J. Hooker” and “Melrose Place.”
She still works frequently, with recurring roles on cable shows like “Franklin & Bash” and the Tyler Perry series “Too Close to Home.”
But she has struggled in recent years with substance abuse. In 2008, she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs. She pleaded to a lesser charge of reckless driving and was sentenced to unsupervised probation.