Locklear Cops Plea on DUI Charges

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2009 2:35 PM CST
Locklear at the 9th annual Michael Douglas and Friends Celebrity Golf event in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Heather Locklear copped a plea in her DUI case today and won't serve jail time, People reports. The actress was arrested in September for driving erratically in Santa Barbara. In exchange for the dismissal of the DUI charges, Locklear pleaded no contest to reckless driving; she will pay a $700 fine, take a road safety class, and serve 3 years of informal probation. (Read more Heather Locklear stories.)