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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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OH MY GOD.. what a friggin FOOL.. These people don't know PROBLEMS they should have to worry about life.. and work and bills and keeping a child fed healthy and happy.. What a stuipid FOOL. Maybe they'll all just waste away to oblivion.. 85 lbs ....soon she'll turn to dust if she keeps this up and we won't have to hear about this lunatic.. Same goes for the rest of those spoiled brats.

2844 days ago


I think it is a shame that these people are glorified in there messy lives, it takes every bit of concertration and energy for the rest of us so what is the difference, a loser is a loser.

2844 days ago

stupid readers    

Just as am FYI if you are going to post a comment on an article make sure you READ it first!!! I am not supporting her actions in ANY way but it clearly states that she was not under the influence of alcohol!!!! Think before you speak!

2844 days ago

miz j    

You know, at this point most of us have given up caring about a spoiled brat like Nicole--the problem here is that she could injure and possibly kill innocent people who have the bad luck to come too close to her on the road.
Take her license away and let her hire someone to haul her around until she gets serious about rehab. She may have a subconscious death wish.....but the fact that she's a celebrity doesn't give her the right to kill someone else in the process.

2844 days ago

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

TMZ, if this is "BREAKING NEWS" why don't you have a recent picture of Nicole, she no longer has blonde hair, butt wipes (GRRRRRRRR)

2844 days ago


At her bodyweight, or lack thereof, one drink would be enough tp push her over the legal limit!!!!!!!

2844 days ago


This is shocking news! How will I ever get to sleep tonight?

2844 days ago

Disc Golfer    

It sad that people have to get high to have a good time.

2844 days ago


Man, this is unbelievable. Am I supposed to feel sorry for this rich b*tch?? I dont. I feel sorry for all of the people driving on the road around her. She could have killed someone! I cant wait to see how her publicist responds: "Miss Richie is on pain killers for (insert condition) and regardless of reports to the contrary is neither an addict nor anorexic/bullimic"
Yeah right! To her "friends" and family: Hire her a driver, revoke her license and get her the help she needs!

2844 days ago

Lee Keith    

Don't these idiots realize that they are not only putting themselves at risk but think about the innocent people out there exposed to their idiocricity?

2843 days ago


I don't care what this woman's height and weight is, point is, is that like a complete idiot, she got behind the wheel of her vehicle and drove under the influence of narcotics. She has posed a danger to herself and other motorists out there. I can only hope that she gets help for her drug use. Otherwise, she needs to lose her driving privileges.

2843 days ago


I won't be surprised to wake up one morning to hear that she is dead. She's on the path to nowhere!!! I guess living in a Beverly Hills mansion and having money , going on Rodeo Drive shopping sprees doesn't solve all your problems.

2843 days ago


Nicole needs help she is in a destructive mood. I hope she can find her way back into reality. Driving down the wrong side of the freeway and saying she only smoke pot an vicodin. She is 85 pounds she needs to be check in to rehab again for all drugs.....

2843 days ago


what a complete ass... god u idiot u really coulda killed someone.. my suggestion: LEARN HOW TO F***IN DRIVE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD DIP S***!!! its as easy as that.

2843 days ago


There is supposed to be a thing in this country as "Innocent until proven guilty." Isn't this one of our "Rights" I always here that our soldiers in Iraq fighting are for? Some of you people better hope none of you are ever on each others jury or the verdict will be in before the trial starts. There is too much hate in the world and not enough compassion. What would Jesus say? I'd bet it would not be 99% of the comments I have read here.

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