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Heather Locklear Arrested on California DUI and Controlled Substance Charges

Heather Locklear was arrested for DUI on Saturday afternoon for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the Santa Barbara area.

Locklear was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer Saturday afternoon after a resident reported seeing the actress leaving a parking lot and driving recklessly.

In some cases the police may initially suspect alcohol intoxication when they stop a motorist who is observed driving erratically. The individual may perform poorly on field sobriety tests and then submit to a chemical test which reveals little, if any alcohol. When this happens, the police will generally conclude that the individual is under the influence of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs.

The way this type of case is defended is different from the usual alcohol only case. An experienced Santa Barbara DUI defense attorney at Wallin & Klarich can effectively challenge the evidence with often very favorable results.

The officer who arrested Locklear noticed Locklear’s car parked on a state highway and blocking a lane in Montecito, a wealthy community about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Locklear was taken to the police station, where she was tested for alcohol and drugs. She was booked at 7 p.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication. She was later released from custody.

If you were charged with drunk driving after a sobriety checkpoint investigation, you need the help of a competent attorney as soon as possible. Please contact Wallin & Klarich at (888) 749-0034 or www.wklaw.com.

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