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Nicole Richie

Popped for DUI

12/11/2006 1:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Nicole RichieTMZ has learned that Nicole Richie was arrested for DUI early Monday morning. She was booked at 4:50 AM today and was released around 7:15 this morning. The booking sheet reveals Richie is 5'1" and 85 lbs.

We're told two motorists spotted her SUV going the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Burbank. The drivers called 911.

When the CHP responded, Richie was stopped in the carpool lane and was alone in the vehicle. When cops approached the vehicle, Richie was on her cellphone.

Law enforcement officers tell TMZ Nicole Richie admitted she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot.

A preliminary alcohol screening device revealed that Nicole was not under the influence of alcohol.

One law enforcement source tell TMZ that while Richie was at the jail she was "very cooperative and very humble."

This is not the first brush Richie has had with substance abuse. In 2003, she pled guilty to heroin possession. The charges were dismissed after she completed the terms of her probation.

A rep for Richie had no comment.

TMZ has learned that Richie hired celebrity lawyer Howard Weitzman to rep her in this latest incident.

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136.

Jay    

Forget about institutionalized, how about uthinized along with a few others.

2782 days ago
137.

seeker of stupid sh*t    

I hope nobody, except her parents, cares.....at all.

2782 days ago
138.

Phyllis    

Trash with money is still TRASH.

2782 days ago
139.

Jenna    

This is an addendum to my first post.. I didn't read the entire story on Nicole, like I should have, Duh!!! OK, she wasn't under the influence of alcohol but Vicodan and pot??? Wow!! I have at one time smoked pot (as a teen) and taken Vicodan (later on in my life). I have chronic back and neck pain and had a continuous script of Vicodan, for about 6 months. I lost so much weight during that time, b/c the Vicodan takes away your appetite and you feel so good and high that you don't want to do anything else but talk, smoke butts (if you are a smoker, as I am) and diet - not on purpose though. Nicole, girl - ya have to give up those Vikes. They will be the death of you, trust me.. You are too skinny now.. However, smoking pot isn't as bad, in my eyes b/c it gives most people the "munchies." In fact, Jessica Hahn smoked pot on a regular basis to put weight on, she revealed on The Howard Stern Show. If Nicole is smoking pot for the reason, all the more applause for her..

2782 days ago
140.

Seattleite    

Reply to # 33 Sandra...

A simple blood test will reveal what she consumed. As bad as what she has done is, it's good she admitted it.

2782 days ago
141.

Ro Absalom    

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2782 days ago
142.

blabs    

11. I'm confused. It says she was not under the influence of alcohol so how is it DUI?

She was Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of DRUGS.

2782 days ago
143.

power    

nicole richie, 85 pounds. she can try boxing in the skeleton division. She's guaranteed to dominate the division and become a champ in no time!

2782 days ago
144.

Nlewis    

Hello, everybody wake up, Nicole Ritchie is a DRUG ADDICT, that is why she is so thin, She needs rehab NOW! She could have killed someone besides herself. The truth always comes out in the end.

2782 days ago
145.

Whatever    

Naughty naughty! She is getting coal in her stocking and a huge pile of reindeer crap under her tree!

2782 days ago
146.

Jack Ryan    

Amazing, I had no idea Nicole knew how to drive a car.

2782 days ago
147.

leftabadtasteinmymouth    

Why is it that these stinkin' little Hollywood brats are getting off without any charges? The model....the singer....the Heiress?.....and whatever Nicole is?

2782 days ago
148.

Ben    

How can she be smoking pot and weigh only 85 pounds? Isn't it supposed to make you eat? She must have smoked lawn clippings instead of real pot.

2782 days ago
149.

LisaE    

DUI means Driving Under the Influence...It could be drugs OR alcohol. I don't even feel sorry for her anymore....there comes a point when you just have to take resposabilty for yourself! GROW UP

2782 days ago
150.

chicago    

I will never understand why celebrities don't hire a driver????

2782 days ago
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