Heather Locklear Pleads No Contest to DUI Charge

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Heather Locklear has evaded DUI charges by pleading guilty to a lesser offense.

A court official in Santa Barbara says an attorney for the actress entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in court Friday.

Locklear was given three years of informal probation, will pay a fine and attend a driver's education program, said Lee Carter, Santa Barbara senior deputy district attorney.

Tests revealed no alcohol in Locklear's system following her September arrest, but prosecutors charged her in November with driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

Locklear's attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment Friday.

The actress, whose credits include "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," did not appear.