Hilton Headed To Hoosegow

Heir-head violates probation, draws 45 days behind bars (not the fun kind)
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2007 10:34 PM CDT
Hilton Headed To Hoosegow
In this court drawing by court artist Bill Robles, Paris Hilton testifies at the the Los Angeles Municipal Court Metropolitan branch Friday, May 4, 2007, in Los Angeles. A judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail Friday for violating her probation. Hilton, who parlayed her name and relentless...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Supply your own "simple life" joke: Paris Hilton is going to jail. After finding that the famous-for-being-famous socialite violated her probation, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michael Sauer today sentenced her to 45 days. The sometime reality-TV star wept as she learned she has until June 5 to find a dog-sitter.

Already on probation for alcohol-related reckless driving, Hilton was pulled over in February for driving without headlights. She testified that she was unaware her license was suspended, but Sauer said, "I think she just wanted to disregard everything that was said." Contending that Hilton was "selectively targeted for prosecution," her lawyer said he will appeal. (Read more Paris Hilton stories.)

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