February 16, 2007

Drunk And Drunker

Nicole Richie was charged with misdemeanor DUI today in Los Angeles in connection with her December 11th arrest. The complaint says she was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage as well as an unspecified drug. The case against her also cited a previous DUI in June of 2003 which raises the stakes for possible jail time as California law stipulates between 90 days to one year in jail if you get more than one Dee-Wee in 10 years. Nicole was leaving her boyfriend's house (Joel Madden, above) when she drove the wrong way down a freeway and then told the officer that she had taken vicodin and smoked pot. Her on-again BFF, Paris Hilton, pleaded no contest last month to alcohol-related reckless driving following her September DUI arrest and received 36 months of probation and paid a $1500 fine. At this rate their new season of The Simple Life should show the girls working in a prison. You know, for practice and all.