Los Angeles police are investigating actor Anne Heche in connection with driving under the influence as well as hit-and-run after she crashed her car into a Mar Vista house, igniting a fire, on Friday.
Los Angeles Police Officer Anne Hernandez confirmed that detectives investigating the crash in the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue obtained a search warrant for the actor’s blood at the hospital to see whether she was under the influence. Heche, 53, is listed in stable condition after she was pulled by L.A. firefighters from the wreckage of her burned Mini Cooper.
Fifty-nine firefighters responded. In the moments before impact, Heche was captured on video crashing into a garage of an apartment building, then narrowly missing a pedestrian before she struck a nearby Jaguar, according to video made public by law enforcement sources.
The L.A. Fire Department said on its website that “a female adult found within the vehicle” was taken to a nearby “hospital by LAFD Paramedics in critical condition.”
Heche has not been arrested or charged.
Heather Duffy Boylston, Heche’s friend and podcast partner, said in a statement: “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.”
Heche is best known for her work as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera “Another World”; she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for her work on the show. In the 1990s her credits included the films “Donnie Brasco,” “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Return to Paradise.” More recently she appeared in the TV series “All Rise” and “Chicago P.D.” and the movie “The Brave.”