Nicole Richie must spend four days in the slammer. She has until Sept. 28 to serve her time in either a prison or a jail. The daughter of Lionel Richie also must complete a drug and alcohol program by February and is on three years probation.
Richie arrived at the courthouse with her boyfriend Joel Madden on Friday. She softly plead guilty when asked her plea.
Along with the 90 hours of jail time she must pay a fine of a fine of $2,048. If she violates her probation at all it is an automatic year in jail. Superior Court Commissioner Steven K. Lubell gave her a lecture on the perils of driving under the influence.
Lubell warned Richie of the dangers of driving under the influence and said: "The facts of this case, as the court knows it, is pretty scary. Someone could have gotten killed or injured. The court does not want anything to happen to you.
"If you continue to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and someone gets killed, you can be charged with murder, not manslaughter.
"I hope that never, ever happens."