Attorney: Paparazzi called in tip on Locklear

LOS ANGELES (AP) - October 1, 2008 Attorney Nicholas Tepper says Jill Ishkanian, who operates Sunset Photo & News, acted heroically when she reported an erratic driver Saturday. Ishkanian photographed Locklear's sobriety test, then sold the pictures to TMZ for more than $27,000, Tepper said.

Tepper called the ensuing TMZ posts accusing Ishkanian of alerting a paparazzo to Locklear's impending arrest "lies and innuendo." A phone message for TMZ head Harvey Levin was not immediately returned Wednesday evening.

The California Highway Patrol said Locklear showed "obvious impairment," but alcohol has been ruled out.

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