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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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1.

mommy    

Nicole,get rid of the booze and other drugs,and try some FOOD!

2802 days ago
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Mystery    

Jesus, 85 pounds on a 5'1 frame? You need to seriously think about getting some help Nicole. It won't be easy losing the weight, but with some support from your family and fans I think you can bounce back and eventually achieve the look all women should aspire to.

2870 days ago
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Claire    

Nicole Richie is an idiot

oh and FIRST!

2870 days ago
4.

Lena    

85 pounds? Ouch...that makes me wince.

2870 days ago
5.

Cathryn    

I feel bad for her.

2870 days ago
6.

Claire    

crap

2870 days ago
7.

Waaah!    

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

2870 days ago
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WTF?    

Just smelling the cork on a wine bottle would put her over the limit...get some help and quit denying that you have any weight issues.

2870 days ago
9.

Esq    

I hate to hear this. It happens to a lot of people, but it's worse when these celebs that young people look up to drink and drive. I know this is a pipe dream, but I wish the LA law & order would take this seriously instead of the usual Hollywood slap on the wrist.

Did anything come out of Parls' arrest? Probably not.

2870 days ago
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Jo Blo    

I agree with #1. Love you Jakey.

2870 days ago
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rastyrae    

Bummer. Poor Nicole. She may have not even known that she was drunk, smelling some cough syrup would have done it to her 85lb frame. I feel sorry for her.

2870 days ago
12.

Charlotte    

Holy crap! My daughter is TINY and she is 5'3 and weighs 97lb. And hasn't Nicole been saying she gained weight? What was she before this weight gain?

2870 days ago
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poponthepop.com    

She probably had one sip. At 85 pounds, she can get drunk off of the scent of alcohol.

What a loser. Joel Madden doesn't drink. They won't last together.

2870 days ago
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drcocks    

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

2870 days ago
15.

Afiya    

Can't these DUMB BROADS afford drivers? Damn, why put yourself through all that aggrevation...

Damn, they stay STUCK ON STUPID!!!!

2870 days ago
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