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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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121.

Adam    

First it was Paris , and now Nicole . Both have more dollars then sense . Lock them both up together .

2819 days ago
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Matt    

"How many drinks would it take to get Nicole Richie intoxicated???"

My guess is 63 and two Vicodin. She's probably built up a nice tolerance.

2819 days ago
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Mark Hill Producer    

DUI is any substance, drugs, alchp, perscription drugs, glues any thing that impares your ability to drive.]

She was down to 75lbs when she went into rehap.

2819 days ago
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melissa    

85 pounds...she must look gross naked...all her bones sticking out and nothing giving her any kind of womanly shape...her parents need to step in and not take crap from that spoiled brat!! she desperately needs help and probably doesnt know how to ask for it... it just needs to be given to her...whether or not she says she wants it...unless they'd rather see her dead... LIONEL - be a PARENT!!!

2819 days ago
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Brother Harold, S.J.    

Throw the filthy slut in jail--and then throw away the keys.

2819 days ago
126.

js    

Who cares!!!

2819 days ago
127.

Jenna    

Eighty five pounds on a woman that stands 5'1" is very, very underweight, to say the least! How about the word: Emaciated? Mal-Nourished? Anorexic? All of them! I feel so bad for Nicole and wish so much that she could gain some weight... Of course she got bagged for DUI... Just look at her frame.. You add any kind of booze to her, even the tiniest amount, and it will go right through her and affect her more than a woman of regular weight. All she needs now is more bad press on a supposable "drinking problem." Not! She needs that like a hole in the head!!!! Come on Nicole, get with it.. Don't drink and drive.. Drink at home and for goodness sakes, eat a cheeseburger or two!!

2819 days ago
128.

Kuliana    

Sean, why don't you act like an adult and stop posting like a grade-school child. You aren't very impressive with your use of limited vocabulary.

2819 days ago
129.

Harvey    

It's just a matter of time before the article is going to read that she was found dead of starvation or drugs or in a wrecked vehicle.

2819 days ago
130.

milly    

NHer perfume alone got her drunk!!!

2819 days ago
131.

Jay    

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

Driving Under the Influence - DRUGS!!

2819 days ago
132.

zombiehands    

She has eyes like a lizard.

2819 days ago
133.

Ashlea    

Out of all the Hollywood trainwrecks I was hoping she would make it through. Something about her, her attitude, or her childhood before the Ritches made me want to root for her. I still do.

She's responsible for her own actions but hooking back up with Parasite Hilton couldn't have helped.

2819 days ago
134.

ScottyTooHotty    

C'mon, We all know Nicole Richie is so hot. I wont mind tapping some of that ... yo, wait a minute...is that a scrunchy in her hair? ugh! she is disgusting, throw her to the lions.

2819 days ago
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concerned    

Wow... Nicole looks like she got pulled over for being too young to drive! She looks about 14 in that picture. 85 pounds is probably less than most 14 year olds weigh.... She wasn't just impaired by the vicoden and pot - never eating should be an impairment too! I know I couldn't concentrate on driving if I was starving myself...

2819 days ago
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