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Barron Hilton Ordered to Pay $4.9 MIL In DUI Crash

7/15/2011 12:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton's younger brother Barron has been ordered to shell out $4.9 million to a gas station attendant he struck  back in 2008 ... the same day he was arrested for DUI.

Barron Hilton 4.9 million


Hilton was sued by Fernando Tellez -- who was working at a gas station on Pacific Coast Highway when Barron -- who was 18-years-old at the time -- rolled up in a Mercedes Benz ... and struck the guy with his ride.

Tellez's attorney claims he suffered "permanent disability" and has been forced to "undergo multiple surgeries and medical procedures" ever since.

Hilton was arrested on suspicion of DUI that day after blowing a .14. He later pleaded no contest to the charge.

Now, an L.A. County Superior Court jury has ordered Hilton to fork over $4.9 million in damages.

A source connected with Barron tells TMZ, "We disagree with the jury.  Barron did not strike the attendant.  Barron knows he did wrong. It happened 3 years ago and he's been incredibly responsible ever since."

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31.

Areader    

Fork over the $4.9!

1164 days ago
32.

Jeff    

Also, does that ugly, greasy creepy lookin spoiled b**ch have to pay the money all at once or in meager installments over the next 80 years that will prove useless to the victim?

1164 days ago
33.

janja    

now you know why his parent took a 10 mill loan out on their house, they new this was coming

1164 days ago
34.

karlew    

I think he should have to pay double that. He like all people who get behind the wheel of their vehicle after drinking should have to pay every cent they have to a fund that supports people injured by these idiots. Take their licence, take their car and take their money. If that doesn't teach them on their next conviction take their freedom as well. 20 years, no chance of parole.

1164 days ago
35.

michael runo    

These douche bags actually named their son, Barron??? They should all be shot with arrogant bullets.......MXR.

1164 days ago
36.

Sir Boo    

karlew, you are an idiot.

1164 days ago
37.

rico    

CLEAN CUT DOUCH BAG.

1164 days ago
38.

CCC    

Please, young Baron, hit me with your car. I'm tired of getting hit by people with no money.

1164 days ago
39.

Kardashian H8R    

How many freaking kids are there???

1164 days ago
40.

adb    

His insurance company would have to pay. But you can bet they won't.
This will be settled for much less eventually by an appeals court.

Barron's parents are not legally responsible for anything since the kid was over 18.

1164 days ago
41.

laura    

This is excessive. I have been in the auto insurance industry for 20 years pricing insurance. Who do you think ultimately pays for this? The insureds of that state! Everyone should be mad about this amount of money. It is over the top but that's CA. Glad I don't live there.

1164 days ago
42.

adb    

This article is misleading.

The INSURANCE COMPANY will have to pay but you can bet they will appeal.

We already know that Barron himself will only have to pay around $$ two hundred thousand dollars.

His parents are not legally responsible for anything since he was over 18 already at the time.

1164 days ago
43.

miss tia    

oh so it's okay cuz he's been a good boy for 3 years since??? uh, dude, your sense of entitlement needs to get put away and you need to pay this person for their injuries that YOU caused.....it's called ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY......

1164 days ago
44.

Azzkicker    

Oh come on. He OBVIOUSLY hit the attendant, because you don't get judgement of $4.9 million unless there's serious, substantiated injuries. Hilton's lawyer is lying & trying to "spin control" the truth. No wonder lawyers are universally hated by everyone...

1164 days ago
45.

nof    

Sometimes...

... the worst thing we think we've ever done ...

Turns out to be the very thing ...

That eventually makes us great ...

Barron's greatness in Life ...

Will have its' roots in this very accident/misfortune.

He'll always look back and say:

"That was the turning point."

Nof

1164 days ago
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