Heather Charged!

Actress facing six month jail sentence
Tuesday , 18 November 2008
Heather Charged!
Heather's mugshot from the night of her arrest

Actress HEATHER LOCKLEAR is facing six months behind bars after being charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

The 47-year-old star was detained by police in Santa Barbara, California, after she was spotted "driving erratically" in a carpark in September.

She was later booked on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and kept in police custody overnight.

Tests found she had no alcohol or illegal drugs in her system, but she has been charged because the medication she had taken, "could have impaired her ability to safely drive a motor vehicle," Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter  said.

Her arrest came just two months after She had checked out of an Arizona rehab clinic, where she received treatment for anxiety and depression.

The star is due to be arraigned in Santa Barbara on January 28th, 2009, and faces up to six months in jail if convicted.