Paris Hilton is to be arraigned in Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles today on drunk driving charges. Because the charges are misdemeanors, Paris is not required to appear in court and she will be represented by her California DUI defense attorney.
The California DUI charges stem from a driving incident last September. Paris, 25, was seen driving erratically around 12:30 am in her Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR while heading for a burger. According to a police report, Hilton displayed “objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication” and failed a field sobriety test. She was charged with one count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or above.
As this is the hotel heiress and socialite’s first DUI arrest, if found guilty, she faces a possible fine, probation, suspension of driver’s license, community service and mandatory alcohol rehab under California law.
Her arraignment has been delayed twice before.