Heather Locklear to Be Sent to Mental Health Facility to Avoid Jail Time in Police Battery Case

The 'Melrose Place' alum has pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor charges, six of which are related to battery of a police officer and EMT, and has been ordered to complete 30-day treatment program.

AceShowbiz - Heather Locklear gets a chance to avoid jail time after her two arrests in 2018, only if she is able to complete her treatment program. On Friday, August 16, the "Melrose Place" alum pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanors charges, six of which were related to battery of a police officer and EMT, and was sentenced to 30 days in a mental health facility.

TMZ reported that the judge stayed 120-day jail sentence, which means Heather will be sent to prison if she fails to complete the treatment. Following the treatment, the actress will be on three years of unsupervised probation and is ordered to avoid alcohol, non-prescription medications and weapons possession.

Her attorney, Bill Haney, entered the plea on her behalf in Ventura County Superior Court, telling the judge that his client was suffering from an illness at the time the disturbances were reported and going through a "personal crisis." He also said that Heather is "apologetic to the first responders who were present."

Heather must enroll to the treatment program by September 6.

Heather was arrested twice in 2018, once in February when she attacked her boyfriend and an officer. Later in June, the 57-year-old star was arrested again after she allegedly hit the police officer and EMT who responded to a disturbance call at her residence. Police said that Heather was "extremely intoxicated" and "arguing with friends and family" when they arrived.

Following the arrest, Heather checked herself into a treatment facility in July. However, just months later, she was placed on a 5150 hold after her therapist determined that she was having a mental breakdown. The "Two and a Half Men" alum was supposed to stay at the facility only for three days, but her stay was eventually extended to more than two weeks.

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