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Linda Hogan was in hospital shortly before DUI arrest

October 6, 2012 |  8:50 am

Linda Hogan (Linda Bollea) was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.Linda Hogan, the ex-wife of pro wrestler Hulk Hogan who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Calabasas on Thursday, had been in a hospital earlier in the week, her lawyer said.

Linda Hogan, 53, whose real name is Linda Bollea, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Thursday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and released shortly before 9 a.m. from the Lost Hills station on $5,000 bail.

"A deputy saw a black Mercedes-Benz driving erratically on the westbound 101 Freeway. The deputy made a traffic stop of the vehicle on the Ventura Freeway at Kanan Road, Calabasas, to conduct a drunk-driving investigation," a sheriff's statement said.

Hogan had been attending a jewelry event in the area and was heading home to Simi Valley when she was taken into custody; she allegedly had a blood-alcohol level just over the legal limit of 0.08.

Her lawyer, Raymond Rafool, told the New York Daily News that she had been in the hospital for an infection and was taking antibiotics that might have affected her driving.

The Hogans had a highly publicized divorce in 2009.

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Photo: Linda Hogan. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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