Cop Tells Nicole Richie 'Humble' After DUI Arrest

Celebutant Nicole Richie was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence Monday morning after she was spotted traveling the wrong way on a California highway.

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Richie, 25, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie, was taken into custody at 1:45 a.m. without incident and tested for drugs after she failed a field sobriety test.

The Glendale Police Department booked Richie at 4:50 a.m. and released her at around 7:15 a.m., Glendale Agent John Balian told

"She was very cooperative with us and humble," Balian said. "We had no problems with her."

California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Workman told that officers received a 911 call about a black Mercedes sport utility vehicle traveling the wrong way on State Highway 134 in Burbank around 12:30 a.m.

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When the California Highway Patrol responded, Richie was stopped in the carpool lane and was alone in the vehicle. When cops approached the vehicle, Richie was on her cell phone.

"She failed the field sobriety test at the field, so she was placed under arrest," Workman told "And she provided a sample for testing later on."

Richie was arrested on charges of violating California Vehicle Code Section 23152a, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs — a misdemeanor offense punishable by jail time and a $1,000 fine — and taken to the Glendale Police Department to be processed, Workman said.

There, Richie was searched, fingerprinted and photographed, Balian said. She spent time in a jail cell before being released on bail.

"We don’t know who picked her up," he said.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Web site, Richie was released on $15,000 bail. The Web site said she was scheduled to appear at Glendale Municipal Court on Dec. 12, but Balian said her court date is set for Feb. 7, 2007.

The Web site also revealed Richie is 5-foot-1 and weighs 85 pounds.

Law enforcement officers told Richie admitted she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot. A preliminary alcohol screening device revealed that Richie was not under the influence of alcohol.

Richie has hired Hollywood attorney Howard Weitzman to represent her.

This is not the first brush Richie has had with substance abuse. In 2003, she pled guilty to heroin possession. The charges were dismissed after she completed the terms of her probation.

Richie rose to fame on the reality show "The Simple Life," on which she co-starred with on-and-off best friend Paris Hilton. The star continues to battle rumors that she has an eating disorder.

The pair will star as camp counselors in the latest season of "The Simple Life," which airs on E! in the spring.

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