Locklear was pulled over in the city of Santa Barbara by a California Highway Patrol officer. The arrest came after a resident reported seeing the 47-year-old leaving a car park and 'driving erratically' on Saturday afternoon, according to patrol spokesman Tom Marshall. The officer 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. She was believed to be alone in the car, Marshall said.
"In talking with her, (the officer) determines that she seems to be under the influence of something," Marshall said.
Locklear was taken to the police station, where she was tested for alcohol and drugs.
She was booked at 7pm on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription medication. She was later released from custody. Calls to Locklear's publicists were not immediately returned.
Locklear checked into a medical clinic in June to seek treatment for anxiety and depression. Last year, she got a divorce from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora after 11 years of marriage. They have a daughter, Ava Elizabeth.
Everyone is taking this story way out of context saying illegal drugs and stuff. I'm sure it's not the case, it probably was her depression and/or anxiety medicine so while it wasn't illegal to take them she should not have been driving. In her mug shot picture she clearly looks like she has been crying, I feel bad for her. But at the same time she has enough money where if she needed to go somewhere that bad she could of paid someone to drive her there.