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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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316.

beatrice woods    

IT COULD HAVE BEEN ALL OVER FOR NICOLE AND PASSENGER IN OTHER CARS IF SHE HAD NOT BEEN STOP.THEY ARE YOUNG, RICH WANT TO HAVE FUN, BUT SO RECKLESS, NOT ONLY YOUNG HOLLYWOOD, BUT THE OLD ONES , TOO. DRUGS, BOOZE DUI'S. LINDSEY ALREADY LOOKS LIKE AN OLD DRUNK. WOMAN.

2782 days ago
317.

Run2Me    

There are two sets of standards - one for Hollywood and one for the rest of us. We enable these "stars" by following their every move, buying the magazines in which they're featured, and watching whatever movie or "real life" situation they're featured in. I'm as curious as the next person and that's why I have to have my morning dose of TMZ. I hope the judge doesn't slap Nicole's wrist too hard......it just might break a bone. Peace, ya'll.

2782 days ago
318.

Crazy, maybe not    

Typical "celeb". Concerning the earlier post who suggested some sort of censorship of these mindless 'celebs', we should not go that route. After all, censorship is becoming America's favorite past-time. The US gov't (and their corporate friends), already detain protestors, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, and fire 21-year tenured, BYU physics professor Steven Jones because he proved explosives, thermite in particular, took down the WTC buildings.
Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-38523-0

2782 days ago
319.

911 Dispatcher    

I would like to know how in the world did the press get a copy of that 911 tape so quick?? Here in Illinois it usually requires a subpoena to get a copy of a 911 tape. I really think this girl needs some serious help for her weight and possible drug problem.

2782 days ago
320.

just the facts    

Maybe if this was her first time I could understand a little sympathy but this is not her first time and if she is let off with rehab and a fine she will never learn that her actions are dangerous to everyone around her...

Nicole used marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, was previously arrested three times, and was involved in five car accidents. Not until she went into drug rehabilitation in 2003 did Nicole Ritchie and her parents have an open conversation about her addiction. "I'm now, at 24, just learning to deal with my problems instead of concealing them with drugs," she said in the interview.

2782 days ago
321.

Stupid!!!    

WOW thats all i have to say is WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

2782 days ago
322.

duh...totally !    

bottom line.....she NEEDS help or she will DIE too soon.....

2782 days ago
323.

hating her even more    

When's the last time any of the imfamous "4" stayed in a night? ever?

2782 days ago
324.

hating her even more    

When's the last time any of the imfamous "4" stayed in a night? ever?

2782 days ago
325.

ROBERT RAMOS    

I REALLY DISLIKE ALL THAT LITTLE GROUP OF RICH SPOILED ANOREXIC LOOKING GIRLS THEY THINK BECAUSE THEY HAVE MONEY THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW...........

2782 days ago
326.

mr skin    

Nicole still looks hotter than Paris!

2781 days ago
327.

Lola    

Ha! All those stupid tabloids who've been saying that at her lowest she weighed 88 lbs - bullshit! The girl was in the 70's for shizzle. That's smaller than a lot of dogs. A vicodin is probably the equivalent of a three bottles of Oxycontin to a normal fat ass.

p.s. It's sad that at 85 lbs the press has been giving her ass all sorts of props for being healthy. Damn. She needs to go to Promises or Monetenido or whatever to address her addiction. That's just fucking sad.

2781 days ago
328.

Sam McKay    

It's a classic case of immature selfish irresponsibility.
Do the crime, do the time... She could have killed someone else as well as herself. Call a friend or a cab. Think smarter kids.

2781 days ago
329.

Jeremy    

I wonder how messed up one has to be to NOT realize you're going the wrong way on the F***ING FREEWAY!

2781 days ago
330.

jessica    

aww poor Nicole I hope things get better for her. Loads of people drink drive but when it's a celebrity it gets blown up and people make it into a big deal. I love Nicole can't wait for the next Simple Life!!

2781 days ago
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