Anne Heche joked about ‘drinking vodka with wine chasers’ and ‘having bad day’ before car crash, shows podcast
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The most recent episode of actress Anne Heche's podcast 'Better Together' aired on Friday, August 5, and the same day Heche crashed her Mini Cooper into a home on the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue causing the residence to catch fire. Los Angeles authorities are still investigating the incident.
The Friday's Better Together episode suggests that she may have been drinking extensively. It's unclear if it was filmed that day or before, but the contents are rather distressing in light of what subsequently happened. The 53-year-old actress can be heard slurring as she and co-host Heather Duffy inform the audience that Refined, a vodka distillery that sponsored one of their shows, presented them with a free drink.
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On Friday, actress Anne Heche was spotted with a bottle of alcohol inside her vehicle, just hours before slamming into a garage of a Los Angeles apartment complex. According to the video obtained by TMZ, a security camera in the neighborhood showed the blue Mini Cooper speeding at nearly 100 mph.
Slurring Anne Heche boasted about drinking vodka with wine chasers in the episode of her podcast that aired just hours before she wrecked her Mini Cooper into a house. "We each have a bottle in front of us!" she said. As she continued joking about vodka, she added "sometimes days just suck." Anne and Heather claimed that they were following the instructions of a doctor who advised them to drink vodka instead of wine, but they added that they are drinking wine to chase down the vodka.
Despite the speed of the car during the crash and the severity of the ensuing fire, Heche was awake and able to talk as she was dragged from the debris, according to Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Erik Scott. "When we arrived on the scene, we had a solo vehicle that appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed on a perpendicular street and launched through the front yard, into the home," said Scott. "So deep ... about 30 feet in," Scott stated that Heche, who was formally recognized as the driver, was stuck inside the car while flames from the vehicle spread to the home, ABC 7 reported.
ABC 7 quoted what her friend and podcast partner Heather Duffy Boylston said in a statement. "Anne is currently in stable condition," Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time." Her ex-boyfriend, Thomas Jane, told DailyMail.com, "Her team and her family are still trying to process what led up to the crash, she is 'expected to pull through."