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Lawyer Says Heather Locklear Was Not Arrested

4/22/2010 12:06am EDT

Heather LocklearHeather Locklear's lawyer has clarified reports the actress was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a road sign on Saturday, insisting she was not driving the car and was "never taken into custody."

The "Melrose Place" star was alleged to have been arrested and cited after failing to alert police about a collision with a post in Westlake Village, California early on Saturday morning.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officials responded to calls of a one-vehicle crash and discovered a car had mounted a curb and knocked over a 'no parking' sign.

The investigation led deputies to Locklear's home nearby and they linked damage to her BMW to the collision, according to

Locklear's legal representative, Blair Berk, confirms the actress received a citation for the incident, but is adamant her client was not behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Berk tells, "Ms. Locklear was cited with a misdemeanor traffic ticket as she is the registered owner of the vehicle. She was never taken into custody.

"The matter is still being looked into as it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle."



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