Nicole Richie is clean. The US reality TV star was pleaded not guilty Tuesday Feb 20th to charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol stemming from December 2006 incident when she was seen driving the wrong way on a Los Angeles freeway.
The socialite did not appear in the Glendale Superior Court, near Los Angeles, but her lawyer entered her plea. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 2nd later this year.
Police arrested Richie on December 11th last year when her car was found blocking a freeway car pool lane and she failed a sobriety test. Police said Richie told them she had smoked marijuana and taken the painkiller Vicodin. The "Simple Life" star could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.