Actress Anne Heche is being investigated for felony driving under the influence after she crashed her car into an L.A home. The incident caused a fire and left Heche in a coma.
According to police, Heche was tested for drugs and alcohol after the crash. Due to her critical condition, a warrant was obtained to test Heche’s blood for substances.
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said the lab results showed the presence of narcotics. Additional testing is required to rule out necessary medications administered by the hospital.
Police said the incident was originally an act of misdemeanor but was updated to a felony after a victim came forward.
Heche has been hospitalized since she was pulled from her burning car on Friday’s crash. A spokesperson for Heche reveals she fell into a coma and was in critical condition.
Heche was initially listed in stable condition, but her spokesperson on Monday clarified: “Despite previous reports that Heche was stable, shortly after the accident, Anne Heche became unconscious, slipping into a coma and is in critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention.”