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Richie Has Prior DUI

Mandatory Jail on the Line

12/13/2006 7:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie Nicole Richie could be adding stripes to her wardrobe in the very near future.

TMZ has found court documents which reveal that Richie pled no contest four years ago to driving under the influence. Under California law, if Richie is convicted of DUI as a result of Monday's arrest, the judge must impose a jail sentence.

The law requires a mandatory sentence of five consecutive days in county jail as well as a one year license suspension for anyone twice-convicted of DUI. In addition, Richie would be ordered to attend an alcohol education program for a year-and-a-half, even if the second conviction is not alcohol-related.

As TMZ first reported, Richie admitted to CHP officers that she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot before driving the wrong way on a Burbank freeway. A field sobriety test revealed she was not under the influence of alcohol.

Cop: "What have you eaten today?"
Nicole: "French Fries"

TMZ has obtained the police documents in the 2002 case. In the arrest report it reveals that Richie told cops all she had eaten that day were french fries. As for what she drank that day -- "1 shot vodka."

She blew a .12. and a .13 in two separate tests. In California, .08 is considered legally intoxicated. Richie was stopped in her Toyota Corolla after a UCLA police officer observed her blowing a red light and driving over a speed bump at more than 50 miles an hour in an area with a 15 mph speed limit. Richie flunked the field sobriety test -- her eyes were watery and bloodshot, and she could not keep her balance.

Richie was given three years probation for her 2002 DUI conviction and had her license suspended for one year. Six months later, Richie was arrested for possession of heroin and for driving with a suspended license.

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.:coquin:.    

wow thats hot

2840 days ago
2.

Wicked    

Nicole will not go to jail because she LOOKS WHITE and her adopted Dad is A BLACK MAN WITH LOTS OF MONEY,

END OF CONVERSATION

next

2840 days ago
3.

JULIE    

SHE NEEDS HELP. THAT'S ALL ANYBODY OUT THERE CAN SAY!!!!!!!!!!

2840 days ago
4.

Rick    

WELL YOU PLAY THAT WAY NICOLE YOU PAY THAT WAY..MAYBE THE FOOD THERE WILL PUT SOME MEAT ON HER (IN JAIL THAT IS). SO NICOLE TAKE YOUR PUNISHMENT LIKE A MAN ER WOMAN...AND BESIDES DO ANY OF YOU DRUNK IDIOTS KNOW HOW TO CALL A CAB...I KNOW WHEN I AM OUT AND GET A LITTLE WASTED...I LEAVE MY CAR AND CATCH A CAB...AFTER ALL IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO THE CAR IT IS INSURED, BUT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND KILLING SOMEONE WILL NOT GO AWAY, JUST ASK THAT IDIOT FROM PRISON BREAK

2840 days ago
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billyboyhere    

French Fries? Wow thats a lot for an 85lber...one shot of vodka and blows a 0.13?----hmmm, one drink and your drunk?...shes lying about both, she never ate that much and never drank that little...the pot and vicodin wont show on the test so unless one shot can make her drive the wrong way, blow a red light, do 50 over a speed bump and not notice a thing, she had a lot more than one shot.

2nd time dui, plus a heroin conviction....uh, if she is found guilty of this dui and a judge doenst send her away, I'm writing Fox, and CNN to blow this out of the water the way Fox has done with the Vermont judge who didnt give jail time to the child molester...enough is enough.

2840 days ago
6.

Wicked    

When you are RICH AND FAMOUS you can GET AWAY WITH MURDER.

She will do no jail time.

2840 days ago
7.

Wicked    

lilly white I am. Jealous Nicole.

2840 days ago
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girly    

Wow 5 days in jail! It will be like when Diana Ross had to do a few days in jail they let her out a few hrs. a day, went and got her fastfood because she could not eat the jail food! They even let her use her cell phone while in there! I don't think she will even get any jail time her lawyers will find away around the law!

2840 days ago
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Sofia    

Driving around rich, yet in a Toyota carolla - 10 points of funny
Driving around in a Toyota, whil rich, weighing 85 lb as an adult - 50 points funny
Driving around blowing a .12 from 1 shot of Vodka, Vicodin and Weed - 85 points funny
Driving around in a Toyota, being 85 lb, being stoned, on a cell phone, driving the wrong way on a major highway = PRICELESS

2840 days ago
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.:coquin:.    

ewwww.... nicole's gonna be somebodies bitch!!!

2840 days ago
11.

Shaka    

What will it take before someone intervenes with this girl and her so called friends?? If this isn't a call for help, I don't know what is. Wake Up America!!!!!!!!! This is our youth. I don't care who her parents are, what color she is, or how much money she has, she needs help and right away. Where is the compassion? Get her off of the streets BEFORE she kills someone, likely herself at this rate.

2840 days ago
12.

Liam    

"Hello....is it me you're looking for?" -- Food

2840 days ago
13.

Wicked    

Nicole is PRESIDENT OF THE LITTLE BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE. I don't think they will send her to jail. She has duties to perform.

2840 days ago
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johnnyrockett    

dat's upsetting that she drives a corolla

2840 days ago
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Seriously    

Nicole will get a slap on the wrist and community service.

2840 days ago
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