[ 2006-09-08 11:38 ]
Hilton was arrested in Hollywood early on Thursday for suspected
drunk driving, but she said
the incident had been blown out of
proportion and that she may have been speeding to get a
|Paris Hilton talks to reporters as she arrives
for an after party for the MTV Video Music Awards in New York,
August 31, 2006. [AP]|
Hilton, 25, the heiress to the Hilton hotel dynasty known for her
hard-partying lifestyle, was pulled over by police in Hollywood around 1
a.m. for driving erratically.
She told KIIS-FM radio in an interview on Thursday morning that she had
been to a charity fund-raiser party after a long day shooting a music
video and had just one margarita.
"I had one margarita (and) was starving because I had not eaten all
day," she said. "Maybe I was speeding a little bit and I got pulled over.
I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out Burger."
The star of reality show "The Simple Life," who had a surprise summer
hit with her first pop single "Stars are Blind," said that as usual there
were a lot of photographers around.
"I think they (the police) wanted to make a statement. They even said
'there are a lot of people watching. We don't want them to think we are
giving you special treatment'," Hilton said.
Police said Hilton failed a
sobriety test but she has not
been charged with any offense. That decision will be made by the Los
Angles County District Attorney in the next few days.
Hilton's publicist Elliot Mintz, who picked up his client from the
police station, said Hilton was affected more than usual by the one drink
she had because it was "one drink on an empty stomach after a full day's
"It's the absolute minimum amount of alcohol in your system that would
justify an arrest," he told reporters.
The incident made national headlines on Thursday.
drunk driving: 酒后驾车
had been blown out of proportion:
failed a sobriety