Turns out Nicole Richie pled no contest to a DUI four years ago and under California law if she’s convicted of a DUI from Monday’s arrest she must serve a mandatory jail sentence. The law requires five consecutive days in county jail as well a one year license suspension. She’d also have to attend an alcohol education program for a year and a half even though her second DUI wasn’t alcohol related.
TMZ has obtained the police documents in the 2002 case. In the arrest report it reveals that Richie told cops all she had eaten that day were french fries. As for what she drank that day — “1 shot vodka.”
She blew a .12. and a .13 in two separate tests. In California, .08 is considered legally intoxicated. Richie was stopped in her Toyota Corolla after a UCLA police officer observed her blowing a red light and driving over a speed bump at more than 50 miles an hour in an area with a 15 mph speed limit. Richie flunked the field sobriety test — her eyes were watery and bloodshot, and she could not keep her balance.
I go days on vodka and french fries all the time. I call those weekdays. And weekends? Well I call those penguin eaters. Don’t ask why, unless you’re prepared for a heaping bowl full of awesome.