A Los Angeles judge stunned Hollywood on Friday after sentencing
Paris Hilton to jail for 45 days. The heiress fought back tears as
the sentence was handed down to her at Los Angeles County Superior
Court after she was found guilty of violating her probation on an
alcohol-related reckless driving charge.
Before the hearing, Hilton, who was joined in court by her
parents Rick and Kathy, apologised to Judge Michael T. Sauer for
driving her Bentley with a suspended license in February this year.
But Sauer was determined to be tough, dismissing claims from
Hilton's publicist, Elliot Mintz, that neither he nor his client
was aware her license had been suspended, following a drink driving
arrest last year.
The judge called Mintz's testimony "completely worthless," adding that Hilton had paper work in her car stating that her
license had been suspended. He then told the socialite she would
have to serve the full 45 days in jail and she was not eligible for
He also insisted that she wouldn't be able to pick where she
served her time. Hilton will begin her jail stint at the Century
Regional Detention Facility in Los Angeles County on June 5