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Driving While Paris

6/9/2006 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton hit a parked car causing damage, then left without leaving a note -- a violation of California law, and it's all on video.

It happened Thursday after a shopping spree in trendy Robertson Blvd in L.A. with her new BFF, Kim Kardashian . After loading her shopping bags into the trunk of her Range Rover, Hilton says good-bye to Kardashian and starts to back out of the parking spot without her seat belt on -- another violation of law.

It happened Thursday after a shopping spree in trendy Robertson Blvd in L.A. with her new BFF, Kim Kardashian . After loading her shopping bags into the trunk of her Range Rover, Hilton says good-bye to Kardashian and starts to back out of the parking spot without her seat belt on -- another violation of law.

Hilton checks her mirrors and looks around, but apparently doesn't notice the parked Honda Civic behind her and slams into the bumper, causing damage to both vehicles.

Hilton then exits the public parking structure without leaving a note with her contact information, which is a misdemeanor under California law, punishable by as much as six months in jail.

This latest incident is just another in a series of Hilton-related car mishaps.

Last November the hotel heiress was involved in yet another hit and run, which TMZ caught on tape, when her then boyfriend Stavros Niarchos crashed Hilton's Bentley into a parked truck and then drove off. Additionally, TMZ has video of eight instances, since May 1, where Hilton drives away in her car sans seat belt. While as far as we can determine, she has never been cited. If she had, the fines would total $1682. BTW, Thursday's incident brings the count (of driving without a seat belt) to nine.

Also this week, Hilton illegally parked in a handicapped spot outside Matt Leinart's apartment.

TMZ checked official parking records in LA and Beverly Hills and found since January, Hilton has been cited 6 times for various violations.

Paris' rep Elliot Mintz tells TMZ that Paris called him about the parking garage incident after it happened Thursday. Mintz says Paris was aware that she backed into another vehicle, and there were obviously no injuries and only minor damage to both vehicles. Mintz says Paris left her contact information with a "parking attendant at the parking garage" to give to the person who is the registered owner of the vehicle that was hit. Mintz says to accuse Paris of leaving the scene without leaving her contact information or a note is inaccurate.

As for the seat belt, Mintz says it's impossible to know whether or not a block away she does put her seat belt on. "When she is exiting a building and there are photographers all over her, that is not her first concern," he says. According to Mintz, as a routine habit, Paris DOES wear a seat belt when she's driving.

As for parking in handicapped parking spaces, Mintz says "It is certainly not Paris' habit to park in places designated as handicapped parking. If she did that anywhere, it was a mistake and wrong and won't happen again."

And what about that infamous Bentley hit and run? Mintz says "For the record, Paris was not driving the vehicle that evening. The person who was driving the vehicle resolved that issue with the owner of the truck. To the best of my knowledge, there was a police inquiry about the incident and it was resolved by the LAPD. To suggest that Paris was involved in a hit and run is completely inaccurate. She wasn't behind the wheel."

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Opps she did it again! I think Paris and Brittney should I have some kind of competition.

3024 days ago


Aside from leaving the scene of an accident, and not using her seatbelt yet again, did she race through that 'stop' sign at the exit of the parking garage? unbelievable.

3024 days ago

die Paris die!    

Email the LAPD about this crime.

3024 days ago


The poor darling is being harassed by Paparazzi so she simply is reacting to a video camera in her face. She stopped, got out and looked seeing next to zilch damage done to the car and more done to her own. In the mean time the TMZ
Video guy is in her face. I am certain that like any shopping diva, she did not mean for it to happen and will call her insurance company. If you live in LA or any big city for that matter you learn quickly the rule is: bumpers are made for bumping." TMZ can you please just leave the heiress alone and let her shop, "it fuels the economy!"
Paris darling perhaps it is easier to shop online.

3024 days ago


I'm tired of celebrities getting away with crimes. She won't do any jail time and it will wash under the rug while I would go to jail for it!

3024 days ago


Just another rich, born with a gold spoon in her mouth, trying to screw real
people. Put her away for thirty. She'll go to a gold-plated cell and still live
better than most. She should marry into Ted Kennedy"s clan. Then she can
crash or drive off bridges, and not suffer what real people go through.
On the other hand, if she put tire tracks accross some of those scum phototogs,
she should get a metal pinned on her chest. I'd even do the pinning.

3024 days ago


This poor, disgusting, sad, UGLY little BRAT...she must be burdened with such low self-esteem that she doesn't even know right from wrong. Somebody should warn her...what goes around, comes around...for EVERY bad, mean, cruel act she commits, she's going to have to PAY DEARLY, a thousand times over. I wonder if she realizes, all the people she hurts don't even need to seek revenge, we can all just sit and watch her self-destruct, she's rotting from the inside out, and it already shows on her face and body, no self-respecting man would want her (for more than 10 minutes with a paper bag over her head) she's CHEAP TRASH.

3024 days ago

Margaret Dykes    

Paris Hilton! Paris Hilton! Just what exactly is she? She can't act. She is as
ubiqutous as a billboard including her pornographic escapades on the Internet,
She has no scruples what so ever--damaging the property of others and then
driving off, because of course, she thinks she above the law as well.
Why hasn't this border-line brain damaged bimbo been arrested?It seems the
only way she will be is if she rams a police cruiser. Shame on the police department of where ever these incidents occured for looking the other way.
Anyone else would have been picked up immediately, especially when caught on tape.

3024 days ago


That's why the rich get richier and the poor get poorer. She's to speical to be treated like everyone. I wonder if she really pays for all of to cloths she gets. I mean look with all of the suff she gets herself into. Cheap addvertising. But she's not the only one they all do it. Who knows what other things the Star's are getting away with. So come on people theres a whole lot of other things we need to worry about besides who's doing what. Lets stop making these people more important to us then or own neighbors and friends. Lets stop putting more money in there pockets and lets start helping others who are not so fortunate.

3024 days ago

ll lu    

Paris is a poor excuse for a human being. Tell me again what her purpose is?????????/

3024 days ago


I think the judges should be fair to everyone, good or bad. Money is not an excuse to let criminals out on the street. Rich people should pay even more because they can afford the fines ect..Where's their punishment????I'm sick of it.

3024 days ago

La-Nancy Lee    

I am so sick and tired about hearing about this duntz head who can't even drive. I mean my god can she get anymore annoying exposure for her stupid deeds!!

3024 days ago

France Palmer    

Paris is such a L-O-S-E-R!! She may have money but she has NO class! In public she just plays pretend, acting all upper-class and all. But the truth is: she's really simply white trash in designer clothing. What a TERRIBLE role model for our youth! Her, Brittany, Lindsay...All losers!

3024 days ago


She should be placed in jail just like any one else. She's a cheep piece of garbage with no talent!!

3024 days ago

Dave Lynch    

Paris is in the wrong if she hit a parked car or left the scene of any accident w/o giving identifying information. The person who observed this crime as a good citizen should have called the police and turned over any evidence of the crime to the police.
I would also like to point out that you are not required to wear a seat belt in a parking lot if the parking lot is on private property but open to the public. If it a public parking lot on public property she would need the seat belt possibly.
If the person who observed this violation doesn't come forward to be a witness I think that they are as bad as Paris.

3024 days ago
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