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Nicole

Back Behind the Wheel

12/20/2006 1:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The usually shop-happy celebutante, Nicole Richie, has been literally "under wraps" for the past week since her DUI arrest -- but not yesterday.


After a few days of only being seen skulking in and out of houses and parties, Nicole was spotted driving through L.A., resuming her shopathons at Fred Segal on Melrose. She was later joined at the swanky hang for a lunch with rumored boyfriend Joel Madden. The two chowed down on the down low before leaving ... in separate cars. Can ya blame him?

If you live in Los Angeles, consider this fair warning.

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16.

Some dude    

In many states the law allows the person to be issued a temporary drivers permit, which is usually just a pink copy of the permit, which they must keep on them while driving, and is usually good for 30 days after the arrest.

2866 days ago
17.

Amanda    

Isn't your licence suspended till arraignment with an admitted DUI??

2866 days ago
18.

duh...totally !    

geez !

No wonder those girls continue to F- UP ! Hollyweird and LA have their own set of rules and laws....

RIDICUOLOUS !

2866 days ago
19.

jada    

in nashvegas tennessee if you get a dui you dont lose your license till you go to court. and these days if you pay enough money you wont lose it at all. just driving classes and community service!! i think???? never had a dui even athough i prob should have a couple times!!! ooooops!!!

2866 days ago
20.

duh...totally !    

ok...can I please get a SPELLCHECK ???

sorry ^

2866 days ago
21.

Brother Harold, S.J.    

I wish to hell she'd drive into a tree. It's what she deserves.

2866 days ago
22.

Amy    

Thats ridiculous!! How can she be allowed to drive!?!?!? Any unfamous person would have their license suspened for at least 2 years! And why is she famous anyways??

2866 days ago
23.

Jamilla    

WELL I GUESS MONEY CAN BUY JUST ABOUT ANYTHING..CAN YOU IMAGINE THEY ARE ACTUALLY WAITING FOR THE LITTLE SKINNY GIRL KILLS SOMEONE BEFORE THEY TAKE THINGS SERIOUS..WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD....??? ....iF IT WAS ME A POOR GIRL WHO HAD DONE THAT I PROBABLY WOULD BE SERVING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE...WEIRD WORLD.....WELL LETS JUST WAIT UNTIL NICOLE KILLS SOMEONE......RIGHT NICOLE?????????/

2866 days ago
24.

english    

Hey Jamilla, quit yelling. Seriously, Caps Lock, figure it out.

2866 days ago
25.

Rah-Rah    

To Post #8-Lynn,

See, right there! You're the perfect example of a "regular" person who ends up going through the muckity-muck legal system because of driving under the influence!! But, boy oh boy, when celebrities f*ck up behind the wheel it's like headline news one day, and then you'll see them partying at some froo-froo club the next--AND THEY ARE THE ONES DOING THE DRIVING!! Where's the justice in that?

And (not to get into another tangent/blog discussion) but what ever happened to that LANE GARRISON freak who KILLED SOMEONE while driving under the influence? Last I read on this TMZ site, he gets to fly home to Texas and spend time with his family!!! Why isn't he in jail for man slaughter or something??!!

WHAT THE HELL??!! The world has gone NUCKIN FUTS!!!!

2866 days ago
26.

Sand In My Crack    

I bet her good buddy Vicodin is riding shotgun

2866 days ago
27.

Lori    

Hey! Just a quick comment... I mean its already been proven time and time again when celeb's get in trouble they get bailed out with almost slim to no reprecussions! Its sad but unfortunately true! I love Nicole too but recently well more than recently this whole past year has been a bitch on her and I think honestly she needs some major help because there are definitely some major issues going on in her life that she needs to take care of! She's got all she could ever want or imagine and yet these young stars just keep screwing their lives up perfectly.. its just a sad shame! Well thats my 2 cents..

XOXOXOXO
Lori

2865 days ago
28.

Ricrdo Lee W.    

What's amazing to me (besides the absurd amount of losers out there who are so miserable they're willing to waste their precious time posting trash here; that they should know Mrs. Richie of SIMPLE LIFE fame isn't ever going to bother to read) is how pretty she still looks: intoxicated, embarrassed, arrested, groggy, at 5:00 in the morning, in a bad police mug shot. Even with all the weight she's lost her eyes still sparkle in such a pretty way that you can tell, she's a star.
Her beautiful complexion, her little mouth and even the little smile she managed... She's gorgeous... she's a star!! Even after all the weight loss.

As a young black man that just came home from being stationed overseas the last 3 and a half years in Baumholder Germany (ETS ed 11M A 1/6 Assassin Hooah!) its crazy to hear how much she parties. She looks so fresh faced and innocent its really hard to believe. Even in her mug shot she looks more like an angel than the amazons in the Victoria's Secret ads. Anyway's this chicks living her life and making her money. So why waste energy shaking your fist in the wind?
I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area but Im spending Christmas to New Years in Vegas at the Bellagio where my Pops got us a balcony facing the Strip and the fireworks on New Years eve. What Im getting to is year in and year out people party till they have to lock all the balcony doors on New Years to keep intoxicated people from falling or jumping off! As a kid I spent New Years in Vegas/Reno, New York, New Orleans, Union Square (SF). Ive partied when the Niner's won they're Super Bowl victories. I've been places where the whole cities are out drinking and celebrating. In Idar Oberstein Germany I saw a guy crash his brand new BMW drunk during the Linden Festival. In Ibiza you should see how crazy the British girls get or how we acted during R&R in Bulgaria. All around the world people party, this isnt some new occurrence or something Nicole Richie has just started or invented. Human beings can make mistakes sober. Nicole Richie is not your leader she's no politician or televangelist so why sweat every little move she makes. She's just a girl who grew up in Hollywood, she not a teacher or congressmen or even anytype of civil servant... What type of moron or horrible parent would go around making what Nicole Richie does out to be all important when you have the president who ""didn't inhale"" having affairs with interns, a President in office we've elected twice who had at the very least a DUI (and he's the head of the military chain of command and ""leader of the free world"".)
Getting behind the wheel of a car intoxicated is crazy but more soldiers (that I was personally friends with) got chaptered or Article 15's for drunk driving than anything else. Nicole's definitely not the first person guilty of driving under the influence. You have teachers sleeping with the kids and politicians propositioning pages... and your wasting time here? Trying to think of something nasty to say about a girl who parties???

Youd probably be more well served teaching Your kids the Golden Rule, forgiveness/compassion temperance i.e.; or if your really that worried how to "just say no" & defensive driving...

2865 days ago
29.

Sand In My Crack    

Gee Whiz #28..most people just post a few sentences and go on with their lives..no one really cares what you did or where you came from. This is a story about Nicole Ritchie not you. If you are spending the holidays in Vegas wouldn't your time (and ours) be better served if you got off the computer and packed for the trip?

2865 days ago
30.

Rah-Rah    

To Post #28-Ricardo,

At least the president didn't drive intoxicated and on the wrong side of the freeway while getting his d*ck sucked! Ha ha ha ha!

2865 days ago
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