National Teen Driver Safety Week just started and already one celebrity has been nabbed for driving under the influence. Stephanie Pratt, one of the stars of MTV’s The Hills (and sister of the show’s resident bad boy, Spencer) was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles over the weekend. The New York Daily News reported today that Pratt had filmed a public service announcement for teens on October 17th, before being arrested on October 18th. Not sure who Pratt is? Don’t worry, your teens do.
But Pratt is not the first Hollywood celebrity whose latest accessory is a DUI arrest.
If you remember, Paris Hilton was stopped for a DUI in September, 2006 for reckless driving. She later landed in jail after being stopped for driving with a suspended license (Hilton was pulled over for driving without her car headlights on). Last year, Paris’ younger brother, Barron Hilton, was also arrested for DUI. The rich boy’s Mercedes was pulled over in Malibu back in February of 2008.
And Hilton’s BFF Nicole Richie got her DUI just a couple months after Paris did. In December 2006, Simple Life star Nicole Richie was arrested and charged with DUI after driving the wrong way on a Burbank freeway.
In the mug shot seen across the world, teen star Lindsay Lohan was arrested for DUI in 2007. Lohan also got popped for felony drug possession, after being involved in a crazed car chase with her personal assistant’s mother.
Former OC star Mischa Barton also earned her DUI in 2007 (and like Hilton, she was also caught for driving with an invalid license).
In September 2008, Melrose Place star Heather Locklear got her very own DUI after being stopped for erratic driving. It was reported by the New York Post that Locklear was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time.
Lost co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were both arrested for DUI on the same day in Hawaii in 2005. Their arrests were within minutes of each other.
In 2006, Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osmet was charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession. The Oscar nominated child star was arrested after he crashed his car in L.A.
Khloe Kardashian, star of the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, was arrested for DUI back in 2007. She told talk show host Tyra Banks that she learned a lot from her arrest.
And in 2008, Transformers star Shia LeBeouf was involved in a car crash that resulted in his own DUI arrest.
With National Teen Driver Safety Week in full swing (it runs from October 18-24, 2009), these celebrity DUI arrests can be a reminder for teens on what not to do when driving.
New York Daily News’ “Stephanie Pratt Arrested”