Thursday, June 07, 2007

Paris Hilton, Free After Less Than One Week

So here's the time line of Paris Hilton's arrests.

September 7, 2006 - Paris arrested for DUI.

January 15, 2007 - Paris is pulled over and signs a document stating that she has a suspended license. She then placed the document in her glove box.

January 22, 2007 - Paris gets break #1, on account of only getting charged with alcohol related reckless driving, instead of DUI. She gets 36 months probation, her license was suspended further, had to go to alcohol education classes by Feb 12th, and pay a fine of $1,500. No jail time, and she didn't even appear in court.

February 27, 2007 - Paris Hilton is pulled over for speeding AND driving without her headlights on at 11 PM, a mere month after the sentencing. Police soon realize she has violated her DUI probation.

May 4, 2007 - After arriving 10 minutes AFTER her court time, 2 traffic stops since the September 7th arrest, and not going to the educational classes, Paris is handed a sentence of 45 days in jail. Break #2 - The sentence is later reduced to 23 days.

June 2, 2007 - At 11:30 PM Paris arrives at jail to serve her 23 day sentence.

June 7, 2007 - Break #3 - Paris is released at 2 AM after serving only 3 full days, due to "medical reasons" that the state conveniently cannot discuss. Paris' new sentence is 40 day house arrest. Reporters ask spokesman Steve Whitmore, "What’s your comment to people who say she played you like a puppet on a string — she came in here, didn’t like it, it was hard and she got out?" Whitmore neither confirmed nor denied the accusation.

So that's it, she's now free, and probably got exactly what she wanted. I had thought that this ordeal would do one of two things to Paris, depending on how it all played out.
1) She would serve the whole time, and come out a changed person who never wanted to go to jail again.
2) She would be let off easy and not be held accountable for her actions, just like in everything else she does.

It looks like throughout the past 8 months, Paris has had no interest in the consequences of her actions, nor has she taken them seriously (thus the 10 minutes late to court). I think that she is going to come out of this the same Paris Hilton that was arrested for DUI back in September.

My friend Fez gave me this line when we were discussing the issue, and how she was released for "medical reasons".
"[It] sounds like an excuse people use to get out of the dorms.. not jail."