Nicole Richie even had the gall to smile in her jail mugshot, as if saying “this is nothing.”
Soon, they could put up a movie studio inside prison facilities in Los Angeles, California. The jails there are becoming pretty crowded with celebs, that’s why.
On Thursday, a pregnant Nicole Richie was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Los Angeles after serving 82 minutes of a four-day sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.
Richie served her 82 minutes at the county jail in suburban Lynwood, the same place her “The Simple Life” co-star Paris Hilton was housed for nearly three weeks after she was convicted of driving on a suspended license while on probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
Soon, Lindsay Lohan could be making this same pose on the walls of her prison cell.
Just hours before Richie did her time, Lindsay Lohan was charged with seven misdemeanor drunken-driving and cocaine charges for two arrests in the last four months. Lohan was sentenced to one day in jail, 10 days of community service and must complete a drug treatment program. She was also fined and placed on 36 months probation.
Richie was arrested on Dec. 11, 2006, after witnesses reported seeing her black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank. The California Highway Patrol said they found her parked in the car pool lane.
Richie pleaded guilty in July to a misdemeanor DUI (driving under the influence) charge in a deal with prosecutors that helped her avoid a potential year in jail because it was a second DUI conviction.
Her first conviction was in 2003 for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Richie, the daughter of Lionel Richie, told authorities after being arrested in December that she had smoked marijuana and taken the prescription painkiller Vicodin, a police officer said at the time.
For her part, Lohan pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine and pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher and reckless driving.
Although she faced a mandatory minimum of four days in jail, she was given credit for one day already served. Prosecutors also agreed she could serve 10 days of community service instead of two days in jail.
Lohan, who was also placed on three years probation and ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol education program, has until January 2008 to serve her jail sentence.
Earlier in the day, she dodged felony charges, with prosecutors filing misdemeanor counts after tests found she possessed insufficient amounts of cocaine, authorities announced.
The actress was charged with seven counts, including two counts each of driving under the influence, driving with blood alcohol of over .08 percent, being under the influence of cocaine, as well as reckless driving, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says.
Ah, Hollywood girls…so pretty – pretty wild, that is.