[Vision2020] Prosecutor: Lock up Paris Hilton for 45 days

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Thu May 3 18:13:00 PDT 2007

>From CNN.com -


Prosecutor: Lock up Paris Hilton for 45 days

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Paris Hilton should be jailed for 45 days
for violating terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving
conviction, city prosecutors say.

In documents filed in Superior Court, prosecutors said they also want Hilton
to stay away from alcohol for 90 days and wear a monitoring device that will
chart whether she complies. And they are seeking to have her license
suspended for an additional four months.

The recommendation will be reviewed by a judge when Hilton appears for a
probation violation hearing on Friday. The judge can accept it or impose a
different penalty. The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail.

Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from
a September 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months probation,
alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

She was pulled over by California Highway Patrol on January 15. Officers
informed Hilton she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a
document acknowledging she was not to drive, according to court papers. 

She was pulled over again by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on
February 27 for speeding and driving without her headlights, at which time
she was charged with violating her probation.

Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said at the time she wasn't aware her
license was suspended. A call placed Thursday to Mintz was not immediately

Prosecutors say by signing the document after the first incident Hilton knew
she was not allowed to drive. They also note that as of April 17 she had yet
to enroll in the alcohol education program.

"These violations demonstrate Hilton's disregard for the vehicle laws of
this state as well as for the conditions of her probation," the court filing
said. "This court should ... include imprisonment as a condition of
reinstating her probation."

Hilton, heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, first gained notoriety for her
hard partying as a teen. She attracted worldwide attention when a sex tape
she made with a boyfriend was released on the Internet.

She stars in the Fox reality-TV series, "The Simple Life," now in its fifth
season, with Nicole Richie. She appeared in the 2005 film, "House of Wax"
and recently finished filming "The Hottie and the Nottie." She also is a
handbag designer and has a namesake perfume.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho


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