Harsh Reality: Richie Draws 4-Day Sentence

Wrong-way starlet pleads guilty to DUI
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 27, 2007 4:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – Giving the cast of The Simple Life an 0-for-2 record in the California courts, Nicole Richie was sentenced to 4 days in jail today after pleading guilty to driving the wrong way on an LA freeway while under the influence of drugs. The skeletal starlet must attend 21 days of alcohol-education classes and pay a $2,048 fine, E! Online reports.

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Ex-jailbird Paris Hilton's onetime best friend and co-star was arrested in December after cops pulled over her black SUV. She failed a sobriety test, then admitted to smoking marijuana and taking Vicodin. Richie, who is rumored to be pregnant, appeared in court in Glendale today with rocker beau Joel Madden. She has until September 28 to complete her sentence. (Read more Nicole Richie stories.)

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