Paris Hilton Faces Drug Charges After Boyfriend’s DUI Stop

By Topher

Paris Hilton has faced public embarrassment before, and no we’re not talking about her reality TV series with Nicole Richie. She’s had sex tapes revealed, been arrested for DUI and even spent a little time in jail.

Now, though, after her boyfriend was stopped for suspected DUI, she could be facing the most serious stumble of her life, as she faces felony drug possession charges.

Police allegedly found a bindle of cocaine in her purse while she took a bathroom break at a nearby casino, according to People.

The car that Hilton was riding in at the time of the traffic stop was driven by her boyfriend, nightclub owner Cy Waits. The police officer on the scene said that he smelled marijuana smoke wafting from the vehicle and pulled it over.

Waits was later arrested, on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In the meantime Hilton asked if she could be taken to the Wynn Las Vegas hotel. Officers granted her request, and it was while Hilton was taking lip balm out of her purse that an officer saw the small bundle that he suspected could have been cocaine.

It turned out to be .8 grams of cocaine. The purse also contained cigarette rolling papers that are typically used to roll marijuana joints and a cracked tablet of the asthma drug Albuterol, which Hilton said she had a prescription for.

Hilton claimed that the purse was not hers, that she had borrowed it from a friend of hers. Some of the items in the purse were hers, and some were not. The rolling papers were hers, she said, as well as cash and credit cards and the Albuterol, but not the cocaine.

According to the report, Hilton claimed that when she saw the cocaine, she thought that it was chewing gum.

CBS reported that Hilton stated that she isn’t worried about the felony drug charges, which carry a maximum sentence of four years in jail. Reports say that the Las Vegas District Attorney has already filed the felony case against the heiress. The same DA put O.J. Simpson in the slammer on robbery charges.



Paris Hilton Released From Jail after 3 Days

By Mary Ann

Paris Hilton was released from jail after just three days for her DUI conviction, and went home with an electronic monitoring device.  Authorities have been tight-lipped about the reasons for the change in the terms of Hilton’s sentence, but confirmed that it related to a medical condition.

Hilton, who was originally sentenced to 45 days in jail, was expected to serve only 23 days under the state’s good time credit provisions.  She will serve the remainder of her sentence on house arrest, without comparable day-for-day credit.

Lest you think that Paris Hilton is getting an unfair break because of her celebrity, remember that Michelle Rodriguez served only hours of her sentence, and she didn’t even have a medical condition to complain of.



Paris Hilton Strikes a Prison Pose for Her DUI

By Mary Ann

USA Today reports that Paris Hilton’s mug shot is hot, especially compared with those of other celebrities. Paris posed for her prison photo after she arrived to begin her stay at the Lynwood, California elite Century Regional Detention Facility.

The Simple Life ‘star’ pled guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, and her life has gotten simpler. She has been assigned an unfashionable orange prison jumpsuit and a room to herself. Sorry Paris, but no cell phones allowed.

USA Today also published celebrity mug shots of James Brown, Glen Campbell, Mel Gibson, Michael Jackson, Nick Nolte, Paul Reubens (PeeWee Herman), and Nicole Richie. Paris looks awfully good by comparison.



Paris Hilton Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

By Mary Ann

Paris Hilton was arrested late last night on suspicion of DUI. Officers reportedly administered field sobriety tests at the scene.

No official word is available on Hilton’s blood alcohol level, but her representatives have indicated that she tested right at .08–the legal limit in California.

Hilton was driving her Mercedes-Benz SLR home from a charity event after spending the day shooting a music video for her new album.