Linda Hogan, ex-wife of wrestling star Hulk Hogan, was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving near Los Angeles.
Linda's lawyer, Raymond Rafool, told OTRC.com the circumstances of the incident "are regrettable" and "were avoidable."
On Thursday, October 4, around 1:30 a.m., a cop spotted a black Mercedes Benz driving erratically on a Los Angeles freeway, according to a police statement, obtained by OTRC.com. The cop pulled over the car and identified the woman as Linda Bollea. The 53-year-old was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and later released on a $5,000 bond, records show. Linda was cooperative, police said.
Hogan's ex-wife, 53, has identified herself publicly by both names even after her divorce from the wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea.
"Linda sincerely regrets being charged for driving under the influence of alcohol just after midnight with a 0.084 alcohol level (legal limit 0.08) while driving home from a jewelry function in Los Angeles where she drank champagne while still [being treated] with medications prescribed following her days prior [to an] e-coli infection hospital stay," her lawyer told OTRC.com on Friday.
"Though the circumstances are regrettable and were avoidable, Linda does thank the law enforcement officers involved for their professionalism. For clarification, Linda was not driving on a suspended driver's license; Linda's license is valid."
Linda currently lives in Simi Valley, located north of Los Angeles. She has been spotted around town recently. Last week, she was seen at the Comedy Store, a standup comedy club and bar in West Hollywood. Linda posted a photo from the evening on her Twitter page.
Nick, now 22, made headlines in 2007 when he was involved in a car accident in Florida that injured his friend severely. Nick pleaded no contest to reckless driving involving serious bodily injury. He spent five months in jail and was also put on probation. It was lifted in May.
News of Linda's arrest comes after a recent online leak of a sex tape starring Hulk Hogan. Linda's lawyer told OTRC.com that she is not commenting about it.
He told The New York Daily News that she and Hulk Hogan "have moved on to a nice, peaceful place in their relationship," adding: "They're working hard to be peaceful co-parents. Even though their kids are adults, they still need their parents."
Linda and Hulk Hogan divorced in 2009. Under the terms of their settlement, Linda received $7.44 million, more than 70 percent of the pair's liquid assets, as well as several expensive cars.
Linda said on her Twitter page on August 28 that Rafool is "the Best divorce lawyer in the country" and wished him an early birthday.
Linda went through another breakup earlier this year. She dated Charley Hill, a friend of her son, for four years, beginning when he was 19 and she was 48. He was seen proposing to her on the season finale of the VH1 reality show "Couple's Therapy." Linda announced in May that they had split.
(Pictured above: Linda Hogan appears in a booking photo after being arrested for DUI near Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2012. / Hulk Hogan and his then-wife, Linda, walk the red carpet during the Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, in Las Vegas. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / AP Photo / Eric Jamison)