Nicole Richie DUI
trial delayed again
Simple Life star Nicole
Richie has been granted another request to postpone her DUI case
A. Superior Court Commissioner Steven Lubell granted another
request to postpone the DUI trail against Nicole Richie until
Shawn Holley, the attorney for the
Simple Life star, submitted a motion on Tuesday, asking the
court to postpone the trial, because a main witness will be out
of the country and will not be available to testify. The
witness, Dr. Terence Sean McGee, is an expert who will challenge
the conclusions reached by the prosecution's drug recognition
expert following Nicole Richie's arrest.
Although Lubell vowed last month not to
grant any more extensions, he was persuaded, but requested that
Nicole Richie appears in person at the next hearing - not
normally required of misdemeanor offenders.
Nicole Richie started her own trouble
with the law in December, when she was arrested for driving the
wrong way on the highway. According to the police, Richie
admitted of smoking marijuana and taking Vicodin before getting
behind the wheel. She pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count
of driving under the influence at her arraignment hearing in
February. Nicole Richie has a prior DUI conviction, and if found
guilty, she could serve up to one year behind bars.
A plea deal is also on the table, but
details have not been made public.
Published on 07/11/2007