Heather Locklear has been arrested on a charge of domestic abuse. Picture: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Heather Locklear has been arrested on a charge of domestic abuse. Picture: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

Locklear ‘assaulted boyfriend, police’

TV SOAP star Heather Locklear has been arrested for domestic violence and assaulting a police officer.

According to the New York Post, police responded to a call about domestic violence at the actress' Los Angeles home, and during the arrest, the 56-year-old Melrose Place and Dynasty alum allegedly became combative, allegedly attacking a police officer, gossip website TMZ reported.

Heather Locklear in in 1999. Picture: Supplied
Heather Locklear in in 1999. Picture: Supplied

The Daily Mail reported that the police were called to break up a fight between Locklear and her boyfriend Chris Heisser. When they arrived they noticed a mark on Heisser’s body and decided to take the actress into custody for domestic violence.

As they were trying to handcuff her, Locklear allegedly kicked and struck three police officers, according to the Daily Mail.

Heather Locklear and boyfriend Chris Heisser. Picture: Instagram
Heather Locklear and boyfriend Chris Heisser. Picture: Instagram

Locklear was taken to a hospital for evaluation, then booked into jail around 1am (8pm AEDT). She was released on $US20,000 ($25,000) bail around 6am (1am AEDT).

According to the Daily Mail her boyfriend was also booked, but on charges unknown. He was also released Monday morning.

Heather Locklear was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence in Santa Barbara. Picture: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.
Heather Locklear was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence in Santa Barbara. Picture: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.

The incident occurred at 10pm (5pm AEDT) at a house in Thousand Oaks, California, which is an affluent city approximately 60 kilometres from Los Angeles.

Heather Locklear with ex-husband Richie Sambora. Picture: Supplied
Heather Locklear with ex-husband Richie Sambora. Picture: Supplied

Locklear has struggled with substance abuse in the past, most recently returning to rehab for a fifth time last year. In 2008 she was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance whilein the Santa Barbara, California area.

Heather Locklear has posted several recent photos with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser. Picture: Instagram
Heather Locklear has posted several recent photos with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser. Picture: Instagram

She was married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993 and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora from 1994 to 2007.

 

This article first appeared in the New York Post and is republished with permission.

Heather Locklear with ex-boyfriend Jack Wagner. Picture: Supplied
Heather Locklear with ex-boyfriend Jack Wagner. Picture: Supplied

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