Thursday, March 13, 2008

Barron Pleads Guilty

Paris Hilton's brother pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanors stemming from a drunken-driving incident and will spend months taking alcohol education programs, authorities said.

Barron Hilton, 18, also will lose his license for a year.

He was not in court as his lawyer entered his pleas to drunken driving and possessing a false driver's license, district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.

Two other counts of driving under the influence and being an unlicensed driver at the time were dismissed, she said.

He was sentenced to three years of probation, fined about $2,000 and ordered to attend a three-month alcohol education program, another one involving a visit to a morgue and a third run by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

A call to his attorney, Richard Hutton, seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Hilton was arrested Feb. 12 after his Mercedes-Benz was spotted weaving on Pacific Coast Highway. At some point he apparently struck another vehicle and a gas pump and faces a June hearing to determine restitution, Gibbons said.

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