Paris Hilton to Go Back to Jail
Paris Hilton will go back to jail, and, according to the AP, was taken screaming from the courtroom. As expected, the judge denounced the sherriff's decision to release Ms. Hilton, ordering her to serve her entire 45-day sentence.
Update: TMZ, as usual, is right up to speed on this:
Here's what's going down in court right now. Judge Michael Sauer said,
before Paris was released, he was contacted by theSheriff and told they
would file a motion to place Paris under house arrest. The judge said
the motion was never filed, and added, "There's no way I would have
approved it even if I got the motion."
The prosecutor, Dan
Jeffries, who is also pissed at the Sheriff, accused the Sheriff of
"assuming all three roles of the criminal justice system," claiming
"Sheriff Lee Baca is interpreting the law all by himself."
Update: The police car has arrived at the courthouse, bearing a very distraught young lady. Paris Hilton is now before the judge.
Update: The police car is en route to the courthouse, which is beset with onlookers and protestors. One sign reads, "Money talks, Paris Walks".
At this point it is difficult to tell who is in more trouble, Hilton or the Sherriff who let her go without proper authorization.
Update: Hilton is on her way to meet a very angry judge; she's in car #865, pursued by a gaggle of eager reporters and paparrazzi.
The saga continues... The judge is having none of it, sending a white van to Hilton's mansion to bring her before the bench. It is clear now that the District Attorney's office was unaware of Hilton's early release. This must be costing the city of Los Angeles an heiress-sized fortune.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's vehicle is already on the way to pick up the heiress from her West Hollywood home.
Now, TMZ is learning that there is a battle raging inside the courtroom
between Paris' lawyer, the City Attorney and the Sheriff's Dept. over
the decision to allow Paris Hilton to appear by phone this morning.
Remember how, in Lord of the Rings, Gandalf kicks that demon into the bottomless pit and then walks away, thinking it's over and done with, and then that fiery whip lashes up and drags him down into the murky darkness? This is sort of the same thing. Paris walked free, only to be dragged back to court.
Hours after Paris Hilton was sent home under house arrest Thursday, the judge who put her in jail for violating her reckless-driving probation ordered her into court to determine whether she should be put back behind bars.
Hilton must report to court at 9 a.m. today, Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini told the Associated Press.
In other celebrity/DUI news...
Michael has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and banned
from driving for two years at Brent Magistrates court, north London.
The 43-year-old had pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, blaming "tiredness and prescribed drugs" for the offence.