Nicole Richie was to begin her four day sentence Thursday for a December 2006 DUI, but only spent a whopping 82 minutes in jail before being released. Reuters reports:
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said federal sentencing guidelines dealing with jail overcrowding allowed local officials to reduce the time for Richie and other inmates with similar charges. Richie, 25, was treated ‘in the same manner as other inmates with a similar sentence,’ Deputy Sheriff Maribel Rizo said, reading from a statement. Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie and a co-star with Paris Hilton on reality TV series “The Simple Life,” surrendered to local authorities in the afternoon and was booked, processed and released about one hour and 20 minutes later, Rizo said. The deputy did not know whether Richie had actually spent any time in a jail cell.
I’m practically dizzy with the shining examples of celebrity justice these past couple of days. We are truly to the point where Britney Spears could eat both her children on national television while driving a stolen police cruiser and all she’d receive is a “time-out” from her mom. She’d still probaby get a goddamn juice box. I hope it’s one of those asinine, foil Capri-Suns. You know the kind where you can never get the straw in. That’ll teach her.