LOS ANGELES – Heiress Paris Hilton was officially charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, a city attorney’s spokesman said.
Hilton was scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 28 in Superior Court on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for city prosecutors.
Hilton is not required to appear at the arraignment, Velasquez said.
The 25-year-old Hilton was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR. Police said her blood-alcohol level was the minimum of 0.08 percent.
“The charges are consistent with California law and the circumstances of this case,” Velasquez said.
Publicist Elliot Mintz has said it was her only DUI arrest.
Hilton told KIIS-FM’s morning radio host Ryan Seacrest only hours after the arrest that she was on an “In n’ Out” burger run when she was stopped.
Hilton claimed she had a single margarita at a charity event the evening before her arrest.
If convicted, Hilton could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and alcohol-rehabilitation program.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.