Looks like Nicole Richie may be doing jail time. The “Simple life” star was recently arrested for driving under the influence after 911 calls came in that she was driving the wrong way down a Burbank freeway. When the police arrived, Nicole Richie’s car was stopped in the car pool lane facing the right direction. She wasn’t drunk but she did admit to taking Vicodin and having smoked pot.
This is the second time that the actress has been arrested with this charge. The first time, she pleaded no contest and served three years community service. She also got her license suspended for a year. Six months later, she was arrested again; this time it was for heroin possession and driving with a suspended license.
Under California law, if Richie is convicted with a second DUI charge, she will spend five consecutive days in the county jail – this is a mandatory sentence. They will also suspend her license again for a year plus she will also be required to attend an alcohol education program for about a year and a half – even though she wasn’t drunk at the second arrest.
[tags] Nicole Richie,DUI,alcohol,drugs,arrest,California law,Simple Life,driving [/tags]
Originally posted on December 14, 2006 @ 6:52 am