The personal fallout after recent brushes with the law and a documented history of substance abuse continues for 56-year-old actress Heather Locklear.
According to an exclusive report by The Daily Mail, the star of television series including “Melrose Place” and “Spin City” has been admitted to the psychiatric ward of the University of California at Los Angeles medical center following a vehicle crash on her property.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Locklear was released from jail on Monday, hours after her arrest on suspicion of battery on a police officer or emergency personnel.
Prior to her arrest late Sunday night, a family member reportedly called authorities to report she had been drinking and was acting irrational.
Hours after her release the following day, the Daily Mail reported that she was rushed to the hospital for a suspected overdose. From there, she was reportedly transported to the psychiatric facility in the UCLA medical facility.
The type of hold she is reported to have been placed on, known as a “5250,” can last up to two weeks and include a mental evaluation and five-day detoxification process.
This week’s incidents came just days after she was arrested and transported to a hospital for a psychiatric hold after she allegedly choked her 85-year-old mother and threatened to shoot herself.
She was previously arrested in February on suspicion of engaging in another alcohol-fueled altercation.
In connection with her latest arrest, Locklear is expected to face two misdemeanor counts of battery on a peace officer.
Locklear’s former flame, actor Jack Wagner, issued a statement after she underwent psychiatric assessment earlier this month.
“Listen, we all have our struggles and our issues,” he said. “There’s no one that can say we don’t. Heather’s in my prayers. I love her and her family and I just hope that she can really dig in and turn her life around. I love her to death.”
[Feature Photo: Heather Locklear/Police Handout]