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Heather Locklear Hospitalized After Car Crash (Photo)

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Actress Heather Locklear has been hospitalized after getting into a car accident.

Locklear crashed her Porsche into a ditch in Thousand Oaks, California, on Sept. 14, the Daily Mail reported. The 55-year-old actress was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Law enforcement officials said Locklear was sober at the time of the accident -- neither drugs nor alcohol played a role. She was not cited for this incident, E! News reported.

Locklear has a history of both substance abuse and vehicular accidents. In September 2008, she was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance in Montecito, California.

“Around 4:30 p.m., a female witness saw Heather Locklear driving erratically while leaving a parking lot in Montecito,” California Highway Patrol spokesman Tom Marshall told People. “The witness said Locklear was revving her engine loudly, and backed over a pair of sunglasses several times."

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Marshall told the magazine Locklear was "under the influence of prescription medication" at the time of the incident.

In January 2009, Locklear pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving, Today reported. She was sentenced to three years probation, $700 in fines and mandatory attendance of a drug rehabilitation program.

In April 2010, Locklear was accused of misdemeanor hit-and-run after authorities said she careened her vehicle into a no-parking sign located inside of the gated community she resided in, and fled the scene.

Despite being on probation, the actress was cleared after District Attorney Gregory D. Totten said there was "insufficient evidence ... to establish who the driver of the vehicle was at the time of the collision," according to People.

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Locklear was involved in yet another incident in January 2012, when police rushed her to a hospital in an ambulance after she combined alcohol with prescription medication, TMZ reported.

The actress's latest incident comes shortly after her first public appearance in months on Sept. 9, when she was seen in Beverly Hills attending a Tex-Mex Fiesta event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The event was hosted by the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.

Locklear, who entered rehab this past January, issued a statement to People earlier in 2017.

“I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life," the actress said. "Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead.”

The former "Melrose Place" star has had previous rehab stints in June 2008 linked to depression and again in July 2010.

Sources: Daily Mail, E! News, People (2, 3), Today / Featured Image: Max Pixel / Embedded Images: Alan Light/Flickr, Getty Images for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation via Daily Mail

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