Nicole Richie Arrested for DUI
Police stop her after 911 callers report seeing her going the wrong way in a carpool lane
Nicole Richie was arrested on charges of driving under the influence early Monday morning, PEOPLE has confirmed.
She was booked in Glendale and “was cooperative,” said agent John Balian of the local police force, adding that her booking sheet showed she is 5’1″ and 85 lbs. Her bail was posted at $15,000 and she was released at 7 a.m.
CHP officers responded at 12:31 a.m. after two 911 callers reported seeing a 2005 black Mercedes SUV going the wrong way on the 134 Highway, said Altadena California Highway Patrol officer Todd Workman.
“However, when the officers came into contact with the SUV in the carpool lane, it was at a complete stop facing the right direction, in the city of Burbank,” Workman said. “When officers approached, the vehicle was taken off the highway and Richie was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”
Richie’s hearing in Glendale Municipal Court is scheduled for Tuesday.
The arrest of the Simple Life star, 25, was first reported by TMZ.com.
A rep for Richie had no comment on the incident.
This isn’t Richie’s first brush with the law: In February 2003, she was arrested in Malibu and charged with possession of heroin, it was reported by the Smoking Gun Web site. She was also driving with a suspended license.
She has since been a patient in a drug-rehabilitation hospital and recently was treated for a weight disorder.