Anne Heche is reportedly under investigation for a DUI felony after crashing her Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles home on Friday.
Los Angeles police have escalated their investigation into a felony after a woman claimed she was injured and needed medical attention after Heche raided her home, TMZ reported Wednesday.
This new development comes after Vidak For Congress confirmed on Monday that police had received a warrant to test the actress’s blood to see if she was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the accident.
Officers believe Heche, 53, was drunk when her car crashed into two different buildings before it went up in flames. She suffered severe burns after the vehicle caught fire.
“The information we received this morning was a warrant obtained on the same day as the traffic collision, which was August 5. The order was to draw blood and an investigation is underway pending the results of the blood test,” a representative of the police said. the LAPD to Page. Six.
“If they are found drunk, [Heche] may be charged with misdemeanor DUI hit and run. No arrests have been made so far.”
A neighbor had previously spoken to People and said the woman whose home was destroyed by the crash was “extremely lucky” to survive without injuries.
The neighbor, Lynne Bernstein, said Lynne Mishele was in another room when the accident happened.
“I don’t think she understood what was going on. She said, ‘What happened? What happened?'” Bernstein said before noting that her neighbor was “in shock”.
She further recalled that Heche’s car drove “almost all the way through” the house and caught fire “almost immediately.”
However, it is still unclear whether the woman injured in the accident is Mishele.
On the other hand, Heche remains in “critical condition” after falling into a coma.
“Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche passed out and fell into a coma,” her spokesperson told Vidak For Congress.
“She has a significant lung injury that requires mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgery.”
According to eyewitnesses, the actress first crashed into the garage of a nearby apartment complex, but backed up before residents could help her.
LAPD West Traffic Division officials also confirmed that she hit another vehicle before slamming into the house which burst into flames and severely burned her.
After the accident, celebrities took to social media to express their good wishes.