Breaking news: Richie gets 4 days in jail
Nicole Richie is joining her Simple Life cohort (who shall remain unnamed) as an alum of the L.A. County lockup after pleading guilty Friday to DUI for driving the wrong way on a freeway in December, TMZ reports.
The pin-thin Richie, accompanied to the Glendale courthouse by boyfriend Joel Madden, was sentenced to four days in the City or County jail (she gets to choose), with credit for a fifth day for the six hours she spent in the bullpen after being busted.
She was also fined $2,048, put on three years probation and ordered into a 21-day treatment course. Richie had told authorities when she was arrested that she had smoked some nickel and was on Vicodin when she was caught, the AP reminds us.
Still no word on whether she’s actually pregnant or not, since she still hasn’t confirmed it, but we’ll know soon — she has to serve her time by Sept. 28.
The court commissioner also reminded Nicole that she faces charges of murder (not manslaughter) should she kill someone while driving under the influence now that she has two DUI convictions. That would be plenty worse than driving without a license.
[Photo: Richie leaving the courthouse in Glendale with Madden. AP]