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12/11/06-BURBANK, Calif. -

Nicole Richie faces drunk driving charges

Nicole Richie was arrested early Monday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers took Richie, 25, into custody without incident after she failed a field sobriety test, officer Todd Workman said.

Her black Mercedes sport utility vehicle was stopped in the car pool lane of State Highway 134 when officers arrived.

Authorities said they received 911 calls about a car going the wrong way on the freeway and the car matched the description of Richie's.

Richie, star of "The Simple Life" reality series and daughter of pop singer Lionel Richie, was booked in Glendale, tested for drugs and released later Monday morning, Workman said. He said the results of the drug test hadn't been determined.

A message left with Richie's publicist wasn't immediately returned.

Richie stars with on-off friend Paris Hilton in "The Simple Life."

Burbank is 16 kilometres northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Source: AP

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