Paris Hilton booked for investigation of driving under the influence in Hollywood

Paris Hilton was arrested in Hollywood early Thursday for driving under the influence, police said.

Hilton was arrested shortly before 12:30 a.m. after being pulled over because she was “driving erratically,” said Officer I. Isabella who declined to give his first name.

“The officers observed that Hilton exhibited the symptoms of intoxication. A field sobriety test was conducted at the scene, and the officers determined she was driving under the influence,” said Isabella while reading a police statement.

Hilton was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and released, he added.

Her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, confirmed the arrest and said police detected the minimum blood-alcohol level to warrant an arrest. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent.

At the time of her arrest, Hilton was driving home in her Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren from a charity event where she had one drink, a margarita, Mintz said. She had spent the day shooting a music video for her new album, “Paris.”

The driving under the influence symptoms were “probably the result of an empty stomach and working all day and being fatigued,” Mintz explained.

Paris’ sister Nicky came to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood station to pick her up. A short time later, Paris was allowed to leave.

Posted: September 7th, 2006
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