Chris Heisser admitted to driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or higher, but got that charge dismissed as part of his plea and he was put on 36 months of probation instead.
The judge initially ordered Heisser to serve 18 days in Ventura County Jail, but as part of his plea deal the judge approved Heisser for 16 days of Ventura County Probation’s Work Release Program.
The troubled ex motocross racer was also fined $2,377, and has to complete a nine-month DUI program.
Ventura County Probation Chief Mark Varela told RadarOnline.com exclusively under the Work Release program, Heisser will be assigned to a work crew and report for duty from 7:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
The various cities in Ventura County contract with county Probation to get people who are on work release to do things like picking up trash in parks, roads, freeways and landscaping.
“It can be labor intensive in the hot sun and it’s not easy, but having this has an option for them in lieu of jail is appropriate because some people have families and jobs,” Varela said.
As readers know, according to a California Highway Patrol report obtained by Radar, Heisser was driving a Mercedes at about midnight on Feb. 26 and was stopped by police because he was “traveling at an unusual slow speed” on Highway 101 just south of Highway 23 in the city of Thousand Oaks.
Officers observed signs of alcohol intoxication and conducted a field sobriety test, which included two breath samples. According to police, Heisser alcohol screening result was 0.19 percent–more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent in California.
Heisser’s arrest came just hours after Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call involving Locklear and Heisser at the Melrose Place star’s Thousand Oaks home. According to a search warrant, deputies who responded to the call on Feb. 25 found the couple arguing inside a bedroom. Heisser reportedly told deputies that Locklear bit him on the nose and that the actress was “all over him” for about 30 minutes, acting “crazy,” “angry,” and “wild.”
Although Heisser’s name was redacted from the warrant, deputes described the individual in the affidavit as the Locklear’s fiance Locklear was arrested after allegedly threatening the deputies, but the she dodged serious felony charges and was only charged with misdemeanors.
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