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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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91.

crazy-lio    

4.9 millions for an 18 year-old is too much.kill him right-away n save.

1195 days ago
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jwoolman    

Some people are claiming Barron wasn't the one who hit the guy because he wasn't arrested for DUI until "later in the day". Go back in the archives - I remember when the story came out, it was very early in the a.m. when it happened and it wasn't that long afterward that Barron was arrested. There just wasn't a police officer on the spot to grab him at the instant it happened, so he went on his drunken merry way first and they caught up with him later. He spent some time in jail drying out before his folks bailed him out later. Nobody ever suggested at the time that he wasn't drunk as a skunk or not there. There was a video tape, as I recall.

1195 days ago
93.

Jackie    

Another stupid Hilton.Hope everyone learns from him. Now fork that million out.

1195 days ago
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demoncat    

4.9 million that is just a drop in the bucket given all the money Barons family has.in fact Paris and him proably spend that amoung in one day. for Baron should happy the price could have been higher . though odds are the gas attendent will proalby have to wait to get his money since Baron is no doubt going to try and appeal the verdict and keep it tied up for a long time. unless he just makes the check out and be done with the whole thing.

1194 days ago
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RL    

Sounds like just another little rich kid getting away with whatever the hell they like.

Especially considering $5million to them would be nothing.

1102 days ago
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