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ABC Security Cam

Captures Richie's Arrest

12/12/2006 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A camera trained on the 134 Freeway in Burbank recorded Nicole Richie's DUI arrest early Monday morning.

Nicole Richie
ABC Television has offices near the exit ramp which Richie used to enter the freeway going the wrong way. ABC security guards noticed the commotion on their monitors and trained their security camera in that direction.

The pictures show Richie talking to CHP officers. We're told she admitted that she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot.

Richie's attorney, Howard Weitzman, exclusively tells TMZ "This is a difficult time for Nicole but she is prepared to accept whatever responsibility is appropriate. She intends to continue with her career and will deal with any other issues that need to be addressed."

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daisy    

to #1her arrest had nothing to do with her being black..it was dark, she looks white anyways, and the was driving the wrong direction of the freeway. i personally thought she got special treatment. she admitted to abusing drugs for christsake. thats why she is so skinny. when she was on heroin she was skinny too, then she stopped and gained all that weight..now she is back on drugs, and voila skinny again....all that bullsh*t she says about not knowing why she can' t put on weight or hiring a team of specialist is just for show. we know the drugs is the reason why she can't put on weight.

2781 days ago
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kathryn    

This chick is NOT black. She's adopted by black people, but she herself is not black.

2781 days ago
18.

daisy    

# 13 she is black...actually mixed... but i think both are parents are mixed, and that s why she looks more white that black..why am i even replying i rely don't care what race she is, she is a stupid junkie.

2781 days ago
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Lea    

Thank you Kathryn! Whew.. I thought I was seeing things. EVERYBODY... EVERYONE... PLEASE... just thank god she didn't kill anyone. We can hope this is the final line drawn toward anyone deciding to get behind the wheel while under the influence of who knows what these days... and who cares if you are red, white, black or blue. It's the public's safety that always matters especially little children.

2781 days ago
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Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

Kathryn, Nicole Ritchie, is of mixed heritage but one thing she isn't is WHITE... There are black people/purto rican/hispanic/latin persons of different shades. Some people have very light skin, others very dark, and others have medium complexions... Yes she was adopted by a black couple but Nicole does have black dna, sorry boo.

2781 days ago
21.

zombiehands    

Her attorney says...she has a "career"???

2781 days ago
22.

toddbute    

I'm soooo happy she wants to move forward with her career! What Career? Famous because Daddy is famous? I've seen a box of hair that was more talented and more interesting to look at!

2781 days ago
23.

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

Tootz,

Why are you saying "THANK YOU KATHERINE"?

Nicole Ritchie's parents I believe are Cuban/black/Latin etc. She is not white but very light skinned. So if you don't care about what race she is, why are you THANKING someone for pointing out that she is of the white persuasion...?@$#

2781 days ago
24.

amy    

Just google her about her heritage.

2781 days ago
25.

blah blah blah    

comment #1 albrecht
looks like your being the racist here with a comment such as yours
there was a 911 call for the attention of a wrong way driver you idiot otherwise this mess could have possibly led into an accident or even a death

2781 days ago
26.

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

The Truth, I happen to agree with you... WTF, there are hidden cameras everywhere and we "AMERICAN CITIZENS" are being phtographed and recorded without our knowledge and/or consent, I'm like "SO" scared and freaked out about this... What is America coming too...Big brother is everywhere...

2781 days ago
27.

Lea    

PS Had to add to #11. I thought Nicole was mixed. Certainly, that morning, a mixture of stuff that messes you up completely to where you drive up the wrong street. THANK GOD there were no fatalities here. Then Nicole would have had to go through some mega-serious counseling not the type of counseling she currently needs to get over this. It is so easy to catch a cab or hitch a ride. I'd rather slum that way than blindly try to drive my sportscar home.

2781 days ago
28.

leftabadtasteinmymouth    

Maybe she'll get lucky and get the same judge Courtney Love got...before you know it....everything will be behind her and she can move on...think she called Mel?

2781 days ago
29.

celeb exposed    

They had to arrest her

2781 days ago
30.

TamTam    

Thanks LA Dime - what people need to realize is that if she has any black DNA - then that makes her black!!! If she has one black parent and one white parent (not getting into nationality here), or one mixed parent and one black parent then she is BLACK! That fact goes back to slave days, people! That's not a racist statement - it's a FACT. Let's use this an opportunity to learn something here folks!

Now, as far as how she ACTS, that's another story and part of the reason she's as screwed up as she is (IMO).

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