[ 2006-09-27 10:44 ]
|Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton, seen here 25
September 2006, has been charged with drunk driving following her
arrest in Hollywood earlier this month. [AFP]
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton was charged on Tuesday with
drunk driving, stemming from
an arrest earlier this month she blamed on her rush to get a late-night
Hilton, 25, was charged with two misdemeanor counts:
Driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol
level above the legal limit of .08, Los Angeles City Attorney's spokesman
Frank Mateljan said.
An initial court appearance was set for Thursday, but Hilton would not
be required to attend, he said.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of six months in county jail and
$1,000 fine, but Mateljan said most first offenders were given
probation and ordered to
attend alcohol counseling.
Hilton was pulled over about 1 a.m. on September 7 by police who said
she was driving erratically.
The star of reality show "The Simple Life" subsequently told a Los
Angeles radio station the incident had been
blown out of proportion but she may have been speeding to
satisfy her craving for a hamburger.
drunk driving: 酒后驾车，也可写做“DUI”（driving under the
influence of alcohol）
the incident had been blown out of