Rep: Paris 'Regrets What Happened'

Of Hilton's DUI arrest, her rep says, "She is not taking it lightly or frivolously"

Although Paris Hilton said Thursday her DUI arrest that morning “was nothing,” her rep insists she’s taking it seriously.

“Paris regrets the entire event,” Hilton’s publicist, Elliott Mintz, tells PEOPLE. “She had never been arrested before, so to go through the police procedure was very disorienting for her. It was personally humiliating for her; she is not taking it lightly or frivolously.”

Hilton told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday morning that she’d been “speeding a little bit” to an In-N-Out Burger after leaving a charity event where she’d had only one margarita.

“She had been up since early morning shooting a music video outdoors in high temperatures,” says Mintz. “She went through the day without eating, attended a benefit that evening and was on her way to In-N-Out Burger when she was stopped. So on that day, only one drink could have conspired to make her driving come to the attention of the police.”

Hilton, 25, was driving her Mercedes-Benz in Hollywood with Kimberly Stewart, Rod Stewart’s daughter, in the passenger seat. She was pulled over at 12:31 a.m. for driving erratically, and took a Breathalyzer test showing her blood alcohol level to be 0.08, the minimum required for a DUI arrest in California.

She was handcuffed and taken to the Hollywood police station, where she was booked and her car was impounded. According to Lieut. Paul Vernon, Stewart told police “she had been drinking, so (Hilton) opted to have the car towed rather than parked there because neither of them were in a condition to drive it away.”

“She said the police were extremely professional and she was extremely cooperative as well,” says Mintz. “Again, she regrets the entire situation.”

On Thursday night, Hilton was out again, this time wearing a black wig. “She just didn’t want to create any more attention, so she thought it might be helpful to wear a semi-disguise to diffuse the situation, to not stand out,” says Mintz. “And by the way, it did not work.”

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