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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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136.

Phoenix    

I am not defending the girl but you jackasses making comments about her car and what she ate and her weight, you all don't realize that whole paragraph is based on her incident in 2002, while yeah it is funny that she ever had a toyota she did not weigh 85 lbs then and it is based on that incident 4 years ago.

2806 days ago
137.

Sally    

What a hell of a role model...She needs help, you think her dad would intervin and get her help. I hope she goes to jail. Any average day no-boby would be doing the time. GET A LIFE AND GROW UP.

2806 days ago
138.

DJH SEATTLE    

I really do not believe anything will happen to this (poor) girl. The LAW will slap her little finger and let her go. Then when she kills herself or an innocent person or Child they will have their guilt to LIVE with. SAD.

2806 days ago
139.

Beau    

When where Jen and Laura Bush arrested for DUI?
When where they arrested for Heroin posession?
They weren't.

2806 days ago
140.

aaron gustman    

NICOLE APPEARS TO HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS AT THIS POINT IN HER LIFE. PROBLEMS MANY AMERICANS HAVE HER AGE. INSTEAD OF BASHING HER AND MAKING JOKES ABOUT THE SITUATION WE SHOULD BE OFFERING HER HELP. SHE HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL AND CAN BE A REAL TALENT. GOOD LUCK NICOLE

2806 days ago
141.

KATHY ROBBINS    

NICOLE IS A YOUNG LADY JUST LIKE MANY GIRLS OUT THERE, SHE MAY HAVE MONEY BUT MONEY CANNOT BUY SELF ESTEEM AND HAPPINESS. I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE FORGET THAT YES SHE COMES FROM A RICH FAMILY BUT IT IS STILL A RICH DISFUNCTIONAL FAMILY.
NICOLE IS AT THE AGE WHERE SHE IS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY HER NATURAL PARENTS DID NOT DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO TO GIVE HER THE LIFE SHE NEEDED AND DESERVED, BUT ADOPTIVE PARENTS WHO DID NOT HANDELTHIER RESPONSIBILITY THAT THEY TOOK ON BY THIER CHOICE.
NICOLE WAS LEFT TO RAISE HERSELF IN A MANSION WITH MONEY,YOU CANNOT HAVE MONEY AND A MANISION GIVE YOU THE SELF ESTEEM AND LOVE THAT YOUR PARENTS ARE SUPPOSE TO GIVE YOU ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY MADE IT THIER CHOICE TO DO. HER FATHER IS ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST SINGERS HAS HAD HIS PROBLEMS AND I THINK HE REALIZES AND IS TRYING TO BE THE FATHER THAT HE WAS NOT I AM SURE THAT HE LOVES HER VERY MUCH.
NICOLE IS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY AND DESERVES ALL THE LOVE , RESPECT, AND CARE THAT ANY GIRL DESERVES. WITH THE HELP OF HER FAMILY SHE CAN GET BETTER . NICOLE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN HER EARLY LIFE WAS NOT HER FAULT, SHE CANNOT GO BACK AND CHANGE IT ALL SHE CAN DO IS BREAK THE CYCLE AND GO FORWARD.

THE ONLY PERSON THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A CONSISTEN FRIEND AND THE PERSON WHO CARES MORE FOR HER THAN ANYONE SEEMS TO BE THE OTHER YOUNG LADY THAT PEOPLE JUST LOVE TO CRITIZE PARIS HILTON. SHE HAS MADE GROWING MISTAKES JUST LIKE MOST ALL HUMANS DO, SHE IS THE ONE WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE DURING THE RUFF TIMES FOR NICOLE. EVEN WHEN THEY WERE NOT SPEAKING THEY DID NOT DISRESPECT EACH OTHER AND THAT IS THE BEST KIND OF LOVE.

I HOPE THAT NICOLE SEEKS THE RIGHT KIND OF HELP SO SHE CAN FINALLY SEE THAT SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL THAT PEOPLE DID NOT REALIZE HOW MUCH SHE NEEDED THEM NOT THERE MONEY. MY OPION IS FROM A MOTHER WITH THREE GROWN DAUGHTERS WHO HAVE HAD MINOR PROBLEMS GROWING UP BUT STLL PROBLEMS. AS MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID " PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULD NOT THROW STONES".

2806 days ago
142.

alleycat    

This current crop of pantyless, brainless, and talentless celebre-turds are an embarrassment to any nation, any culture, anywhere. Is this what our troops are dying for ?? Is this the type of image that we Americans really want the world to see our women as ? My own teenage daughters are repulsed by the non-stop glorification of sluts and MTV whores. Man, should I feel sorry for Lionel Ritchie, or did he raise this spoiled bitch this way. ?? Nicole , Paris, Britney, Lindsey, you are not role models for young girls, you epitomize the very things that we parents have nightmares about.!! Generations of women before you struggled and fought for equality, and to be taken seriuosly in this man's world. You bunch have stained the image of decent American women everywhere.

2806 days ago
143.

Jennifer    

Are you people as stupid as she is or do you all need to take reading classes... In 2002 she was driving a Toyota Corolla..... and in 2002 she has french fries and vokda.... In 2006 she had vicodin and weed and weighed 85 lbs..... Maybe you all should stop reading this try to read a real book or maybe, God forbid world news, and improve your reading comprehension.....

2806 days ago
144.

Jennifer    

Oh I forgot everyone is perfect... that must be because of all the nasty comments. I had hate to be you all who posted such vile stuff about another human being. How do you all sleep at night? Please answer me that! Nicole is a beautiful women who does contribute to a lot of charities and so does her father. I think it is sick to make fun of someone weight especially when we know there is something wrong with them like a eatting disorder... Nicole I am a huge fan of yours by the way. I wish you the best in all you do.
Ps. These people are jealous of you.
Jen

2806 days ago
145.

Fred Steff    


YOU DID THE CRIME-----YOU DO THE TIME

If it was me, I'd be locked up and the key thrown away. I can't afford a high priced lawyer.

2806 days ago
146.

Susan    

She and her kind just don't CARE whose lives they risk - it's not just their own when they get behind the wheel and drive recklessly! Nicole - Paris - Lindsay --- you could end up killing a family as well as your self-absorbed selves. They are a sad lot - more often than not they are ALONE driving home from partying..... If they had any TRUE friends - Friends don't let Friends Drive Drunk or high.

2806 days ago
147.

betty    

Okay people pay attention! She was driving the Toyota in 2002, BEFORE Paris handed her fame and fortune.Who cares what this dumb bitch drives and who CARES who her Dad is? Lionel isn't even her real dad anyway,remember?I would bet that Lionel Richie is actually ASHAMED to have his name tied to this cracked out slut these days. He's probably just glad that he doesn't have to support her habits anymore. How ANY of you could defend her is INSANE. "Oh, well she didn't kill anybody" Okay, so if HAD then THAT is only when she should be punished? That makes ALOT of sense! SHE WAS GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A BUSY CALIFORNIA FREEWAY! Do we need f$cking arrows on the road these days? HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE? I guess her body is resorted to eating it's own brain tissue to surrvive. Anybody who thinks this bitch is attractive,stylish,talented OR thinks she deserves to get away with this without being punished are DELUDED.

2806 days ago
148.

nancy starr    

I agree she needs to be punished as everyone else ,,and that she won't be. Must be nice to buy ur way into and out of trouble the way her and otherd do.
In the comment # 14----- I am a member of the itty-bitty-titty committee and take offence of you putting her into it.

2806 days ago
149.

Emerson    

Maybe a little jail time will force her to eat 3 meals a day and put some meat on her little bones.

2806 days ago
150.

gisele    

Nicole needs alot of help, i am sure this has been going on to long ! First detox and then lets see how she does, one step at at a time. Pray for her!
I have been in this mess one time in my life its shameful but with alot of help and family she can do it.

2806 days ago
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