Paris Hilton's Arraignment on Drunken-Driving Charges Postponed

Paris Hilton's arraignment on drunken-driving charges has been postponed to December at the request of her attorney, a spokesman for city prosecutors said Wednesday.

Hilton was originally scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges that she was driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent, said city attorney's spokesman Nick Velasquez.

It's not unusual for a first court date to be continued to a later time, he said.

The 25-year-old Hilton was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR while, she has said, on a late-night hamburger run.

Hilton has no prior DUI arrests. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and alcohol-rehabilitation program.

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