2009 is already looking to be a great year for actress Heather Locklear - she has had her driving under the influence case dismissed.
The former Melrose Place star has pleaded no contest to reckless driving to avoid a trial. She has been sentenced to three years on informal probation.
Locklear will also attend a 12-hour drug education program and pay a $700 (GBP466) fine, as part of the conditions surrounding her sentencing, according to TMZ.com
The actress was arrested in September (08) after a tabloid journalist called police to report Locklear was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.
Locklear did not attend Friday's (02Jan08) sentencing hearing in Santa Barbara, California.
And there's more good news for the actress - she's in talks to return to Melrose Place for a remake of the hit soap. Reports suggest she's the only star producers have called to return.