Richie arrested for DUI


"The Simple Life" star Nicole Richie was arrested early Monday for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers took the 25-year-old daughter of pop singer Lionel Richie into custody without incident after she failed a field sobriety test, CHP Officer Todd Workman said.

Richie's black Mercedes SUV was stopped in the car pool lane of State Highway 134 when officers arrived.

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

Richie was booked in Glendale, tested for drugs and released later Monday morning, Workman said. The results of the drug test have not been determined, Workman said.

A message left with Richie's publicist was not immediately returned.

Richie is best known for starring with sometime-friend Paris Hilton in the reality show "The Simple Life."