August 28th, 2010
07:02 PM ET

Hilton arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession

Paris Hilton was released from a Las Vegas, Nevada, jail Saturday morning after being arrested late the night before on suspicion of cocaine possession, police said Saturday.

The hotel heiress was riding in a black Cadillac Escalade that was pulled over in front of the Wynn Hotel on the Vegas strip about 11:30 p.m. after police detected the smell of marijuana coming from the SUV, Lt. Wayne Holman told CNN.

The driver, whom police did not identify, was arrested for driving under the influence, he said.
Hilton was taken to the Clark County jail. She was released after authorities determined she was not a flight risk, Holman said.

Last month, Hilton was briefly detained in South Africa for allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup. Her publicist called the July 2 incident "a complete misunderstanding," and the case was dropped.

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  1. Crazy

    I think it is all a publicity stunt... she's not getting the coverage she is accustomed to...

    August 28, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. dr britt

    i heard the driver was Nancy Grace

    August 28, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shayna

    Awww "The Simple Life", the quality of your life is brought about by the quality of your thinking.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. denise

    LMAO!!!!!

    August 28, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Artemisios

    Thank you, Paris. Since CNN can't resist a runaway bride story, you've just relegated Glenn Beck to the rank of runner-up runaway bride.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tony the Nose

    I laughed so hard the straw fell out of my nose

    August 28, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Thinker

    Just think if it was YOU or ME, we be locked up and when it comes to Monday or Tuesday to face the judge, all of the sudden the jailers cannot find the keys to our cells.But being that she is from money and MONEY TALKS AND 'BS' WALKS she gets to go home early and be on her merry way.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. cleve

    This doesn't surprise me! She has issues in her personal life. The problem is "she doesn't have "PEACE of MIND"! The only person she can turn to for that is "Jesus Christ"! Give ur HEART to JESUS! He knows ur PAIN! I'm praying for you.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. jean

    She looks so innocent. It seems there is always someone ready to take the fall for her. I don't mind being a gold digger for this one.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joepesto

    It will be interesting to see how fast she gets through this one and if her well paid her lawyers can buy the LVPD.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nicki

    HOW IS THIS NEWSWORTHY?

    No one gives a crap about Paris Hilton, and rightfully so.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. ??

    Umm...I'm sure that you guys(or anybody reading this) will NOT like/love random people who don't even know you judging you on ONLY thing!!! I mean, yes the things that Paris had done r disgusting, but she's KIND OF good now, yes, she takes cocaine, but that doesnt mean she's bad!!! YOU JUST DONT KNOW HER, DO U? SO STOP JUDGING HER.

    August 28, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jorge Delgado Pauta

    The consumption of substances that alter the ratio (alcohol and other drugs) are the cause every time you consume impair self-esteem, no respect, care, what enters your body and addiction is taking shape with impaired mental ( cocaine use powerful solvents for refining) that is the way to stupidity, then to degrade the person and his family.
    The love each other, to love oneself is the secret of living a quiet life, not accelerated in constant flight from reality, responsibility and law.
    But everything has an end after going through four alternatives:
    1 .- A hospital for the effects of poisoning and accidents
    2 .- A hospital by the constant poisoning by overdose of his addiction
    3 .- jail for consumption, drug trafficking or the consequences of accidents to homicides and other things, and finally
    4 .- the place to be quiet and stop making suffering to loved ones is the cemetery for the consequence of fatal accidents or chronic illness.

    So You're the only person who decides to make his life one of service to others or to be a vile abuser himself!

    August 28, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. JimmyDaMan

    It really isn't because shes a celeb, that she gets off on charges, or any celeb for that matter. It comes down to pricey, expensive lawyers. No matter what, whether your a celeb or not, if you can afford a killer lawyer, you would get the same treatment. Which is sad, should be same defense for all.

    August 28, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. D

    Stupid girls clearly don't learn squat.

    August 28, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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