Nicole Richie Got Is Busted

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bill-swift - December 12, 2006

Celebrities are stupid. There's no two ways about it. And there's no exception in the case of Nicole Richie. According to TMZ, Nicole Richie was arrested for DUI early Monday morning, and booked at 4:50am, after driving her SUV the wrong way on a LA freeway. She was released at 7:15, and according to the booking sheet, Richie is 5'1" and weighs a scant 85 lbs.

We're told two motorists spotted her SUV going the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Burbank. The drivers called 911.

When the CHP responded, Richie was stopped in the carpool lane and was alone in the vehicle. When cops approached the vehicle, Richie was on her cellphone.

Law enforcement officers tell TMZ Nicole Richie admitted she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot.

A preliminary alcohol screening device revealed that Nicole was not under the influence of alcohol.

One law enforcement source tell TMZ that while Richie was at the jail she was "very cooperative and very humble."

This is not the first brush Richie has had with substance abuse. In 2003, she pled guilty to heroin possession. The charges were dismissed after she completed the terms of her probation.

Nice work. As if it wasn't enough that Nicole Richie proves daily how useless she is, now she gets busted for a DUI. I know celebrities always get special treatment, but you can't tell me that driving the wrong way down the highway isn't enough to get you locked up. Too bad the charges were dismissed on her heroin possession, one more, and that would three strikes.

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