'The Simple Life' star Paris Hilton gets sheriff's escort to court
UPI News Service, 06/08/2007
Los Angeles sheriff's deputies took Paris Hilton to a courtroom to appear in person Friday as she serves a 45-day sentence under electronic monitoring.
Judge Michael Sauer delayed a morning hearing so Hilton could be brought to court, rather than allow her to testify on the phone, MSNBC reported. The hearing was called to determine whether the sheriff's department had the authority to reassign Hilton to house arrest rather than serve jail time for violating probation by driving with a suspended license.
Media descended on Hilton's Hollywood Hills home to cover the escort. As the squad car emerged from the driveway, reporters and photographers pushed forward onto the vehicle, which pressed ahead to join a caravan.
"Do not step in front of the vehicle," deputies told the crowd over a loudspeaker. "Move out of the way, people."
As the squad car drove off, several paparazzi ran to follow.
The sheriff's department, citing an undisclosed medical condition, Thursday reassigned Hilton to monitored house arrest to complete the original 45-day sentence she received for driving with a suspended license. Her jail sentence later was reduced to 23 days, of which she served three in Century Regional Detention Facility, an all-women's jail in Lynwood, Calif.