Once again the legal system has proven that there are two sets of rules and laws. Rules and laws for the rich, famous and powerful, and rules and laws for the rest of us. If that were me that got pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, they would have thrown the book at me. But because it was Heather Locklear, she skates with minimal fines and “informal probation” whatever that is.
How many times will we all collectively sit with our thumbs in our asses while the law lets these idiots in Hollywood get away with murder? Anyone remember a guy named O.J. Simpson? That asshole killed two people! You can blame the short bus riders they put on the jury, but I blame that idiot Judge Lance Ito for allowing his court to be turned into a three ring circus. Mel Gibson DUI and skated the charge. Winona Ryder, shoplifting anyone? Lindsay Lohan, crashes into a parked car and isn’t charged. Britney Spears . . . the list is endless.
SO how does one change the system? You start by filing formal complaints to the California State Bar and then you wait for the next election cycle and vote the judges off of the bench. But that would require us to apply ourselves, and heaven forbid any of us do that. JD
TMZ article below:
Heather Locklear just got her driving under the influence case dismissed, and she’s pled to a much lesser offense.
Heather pled no contest to reckless driving, a misdemeanor. She’ll be placed on three years informal probation, pay a $700 fine, and she must attend a 12-hour drug education course.
Heather was arrested last September after she was allegedly driving under the influence of prescription meds. The D.A. says Locklear’s blood tests showed prescription drugs were indeed in her system. No alcohol was involved.
Score one more for the unbeatable Blair Berk, who seems to work mini-miracles for some of these celebs who cross the legal line. Berk was in Santa Barbara court this AM for the plea. Locklear was not there.