On Friday, July 27, Nicole Richie pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and was sentenced to four days in jail and given three years’ probation. Richie — who arrived at the Glendale, California courthouse with beau Joel Madden wearing a short black dress and dark sunglasses early Friday morning — was also fined $2,048 and was ordered to take an alcohol education course.
Los Angeles County Commissioner Steven Lubell sentenced Richie to 96 hours in jail (with six hours credited from her arrest date) and gave her the option of serving her time in a paid city jail, instead of county jail. Richie must complete her jail time before Sept. 28.
In regard to Richie’s reported pregnancy, Prosecutor Carolina Lugo said it had nothing to do with the plea deal. “That was not discussed and we have no information about that.”
The Simple Life star was arrested on December 11, 2006 after cops say she drove the wrong way on a California highway.