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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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346.

kelly    

Lionel Richie is on of my all-time favorite singers. I loved going to his concerts back in the 80's. He had so much charisma on stage. I hope Lionel gets help for his daughter fast. She sure is cute but could stand to gain some weight. I wonder if she has thought about singing.

2838 days ago
347.

Alicia    

She is doing herion again....this screams drug addict to me and I smell rehab in her future.

2838 days ago
348.

kelly    

She probalby lied about it being pot and Vicodin. They should have done a drug screening on her also.

2838 days ago
349.

kelly    

Hmm, I knew her being friends with Paris Hilton again was bad news and now this happens. Paris is not a good influence.

2838 days ago
350.

bitty    

You wouldnt believe the comments on Nicole's Myspace page...these girls are actually idolizing her!!!! They want to be like her....what is going on with the younger girls????????????

2838 days ago
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tammy    

Well at least we all know why she says she can't gain any weight; VICODIN. Remember how skinny Matthew Perry became while he was hooked on those.

2838 days ago
352.

Floyd Pinque    


In response to #164----"Innocent until proven guilty...".. Nicole drives the wrong way on a California freeway, potentially killing people. The only people who ever beat that rap are victims of Alzheimers, who really are confused or forgot they were whacked out on legal scrips. ...She fails the sobriety test--high is high ferchrissakes, no matter what the intoxicant of choice in ALL 50 states! Even admits to the weed and vicodin....The bitch will undoubtedly plead 'no contest' because if it went to trial her admissions would be used against her..More to the point--any juror would imagine themself happily driving along and all of a sudden some dumb-ass airhead on drugs almost kills them coming the wrong way.
BTW, doesn't it seem that in 99% of all these celeb DUI mugshots they seem to be smiling (N-Nolte and G-Campbell aside) as if to say--'hey, I was just having a little too much fun but you still like me, right'? They are exactly what they are--criminals.

2838 days ago
353.

Roger    

I think rich little hoes like her and all of the others will not learn nothing from this, if she was poor and had to realy deal with it she would turn her life around.

2838 days ago
354.

Ken L. Ration    


The sweetest irony would have been if she crashed her car and wound up killing her biological parents in the process. Maybe for once a Tinseltown celeb would actually show remorse.

2837 days ago
355.

JERVIS TETCH    

SOME DAY NICOLE WILL BE ALL ALONE OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE, NOT NECESSARILY BY HER OWN CHOICE. SHE WILL BE ENDLESSLY SURFING HER NAME ON THE NET....MAYBE SHE WILL FINALLY REALIZE A TRUE MOMENT OF CLARITY---OR 'THETA-CLEAR' AS CHARLIE USED TO SAY--OR MAYBE NOT. IF SHE ISN'T DEAD BY AGE 30--THAT'S 2011!--SHE WILL BE BITTER AT BEING FORGOTTEN AND ABANDONED, MISSING THE POINT ENTIRELY. AND HOPEFULLY WILL READ ALL THESE COMMENTS AND GET A CLUE!

2837 days ago
356.

RAy    

Look all these rich hollywood types for the most part are idiots. I guess Lionel is probably telling her why did you drive "ALL NIGHT LONG" "ALL NIGHT" and besides shes deffinetely got a wieght problem and they think thats sexy i think she is ugly as sin along with paris, but dont freat she will get off one thing about our legal systems is, if you got the money you can get away with mureder, Just ask OJ

2837 days ago
357.

Staychg    

Niclole is about as dumb-as-they-come!!! Competing with Paris!!! Nicole is exoctic looking, Paris is just a blond bland blue-eyed white girl without any flavour, that's why she out f***ing up... It's okay not 2 B a blond... Nicole get a grip B Black!! That's what you're considered rather you like it or not!!!!

2837 days ago
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Ricrdo Lee W.    

What's amazing to me (besides the absurd amount of losers out there who are so miserable they're willing to waste their precious time posting trash here; that they should know Mrs. Richie of SIMPLE LIFE fame isn't ever going to bother to read) is how pretty she still looks: intoxicated, embarrassed, arrested, groggy, at 5:00 in the morning, in a bad police mug shot. Even with all the weight she's lost her eyes still sparkle in such a pretty way that you can tell, she's a star.
Her beautiful complexion, her little mouth and even the little smile she managed... She's gorgeous... she's a star!! Even after all the weight loss.

As a young black man that just came home from being stationed overseas the last 3 and a half years in Baumholder Germany (ETS ed 11M A 1/6 Assassin Hooah!) its crazy to hear how much she parties. She looks so fresh faced and innocent its really hard to believe. Even in her mug shot she looks more like an angel than the amazons in the Victoria's Secret ads. Anyway's this chicks living her life and making her money. So why waste energy shaking your fist in the wind?
I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area but Im spending Christmas to New Years in Vegas at the Bellagio where my Pops got us a balcony facing the Strip and the fireworks on New Years eve. What Im getting to is year in and year out people party till they have to lock all the balcony doors on New Years to keep intoxicated people from falling or jumping off! As a kid I spent New Years in Vegas/Reno, New York, New Orleans, Union Square (SF). Ive partied when the Niner's won they're Super Bowl victories. I've been places where the whole cities are out drinking and celebrating. In Idar Oberstein Germany I saw a guy crash his brand new BMW drunk during the Linden Festival. In Ibiza you should see how crazy the British girls get or how we acted during R&R in Bulgaria. All around the world people party, this isnt some new occurrence or something Nicole Richie has just started or invented. Human beings can make mistakes sober. Nicole Richie is not your leader she's no politician or televangelist so why sweat every little move she makes. She's just a girl who grew up in Hollywood, she not a teacher or congressmen or even anytype of civil servant... What type of moron or horrible parent would go around making what Nicole Richie does out to be all important when you have the president who ""didn't inhale"" having affairs with interns, a President elect who had at the very least a DUI (and he's the head of the military chain of command and ""leader of the free world"".)
Getting behind the wheel of car intoxicated is crazy but more soldiers (that I was personally friends with) got chaptered or Article 15's for drunk driving than anything else. Nicole's definitely not the first person guilty of driving under the influence. You have teachers sleeping with the kids and politicians propositioning pages... and your wasting time here? Trying to think of something nasty to say about a girl who parties???

Youd probably be more well served teaching Your kids the Golden Rule, forgiveness/compassion temperance i.e.; or if your really that worried how to "just say no" & defensive driving...

2837 days ago
359.

hilary    

To # 11. DUI doesn't neccessarily mean the girl was drunk, if you know ANYTHING, DUI stands for Driving Under the INFLUENCE...which could mean anything inhibiting.

2837 days ago
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Carol    

Luckily, she did not hit another vehicle while driving in the wrong lane with a tragic result of perhaps killing or permanently injuring someone. Sure, she'll beat this rap. Why don't these stars do what the rest of us do? GET A CAB OR LIMO! Is she doing this for publicity? Who cares what she weighs? She should have her license yanked. That's what they do to the non-celebrity violators.

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