Paris Hilton was pulled over for speeding on Thursday. The socialite, who was reportedly caught driving 42 mph in a 25 mph zone, was issued a ticket for the infraction.
Hilton was spotted speeding in a residential neighborhood in Beverly Hills. She did not seem too upset by the ordeal, however, as cameras caught Hilton talking on the phone as the cop wrote her up. It is unclear exactly why Paris Hilton was driving in that area on Thursday, but a tweet from her that night may provide an answer.
“Fun at @RobinAntin's house learning some sexy dance moves for my new music video," she wrote. "Love Robin, she is so talented, beautiful & sweet." Robin Antin is a choreographer best known as the founder of the Pussycat Dolls.
Thursday's speeding ticket is not the first time Paris Hilton has faced legal trouble. In early 2007, the heiress was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to drunk driving. However, she was caught driving with a suspended license just a month later, causing her car to get impounded. This was subsequently ruled as a violation of her probation, and Hilton was sentenced to 45 days behind bars.
Hilton’s troubles continued in 2007, when she was arrested for possession of marijuana at a FIFA World Cup match. The charges were later dropped, as police determined it was another member of her party who had been carrying the drug. Just a few weeks later, Hilton was briefly detained at a French airport when cops found a small amount of marijuana in her purse. She was released without being charged.
Three years later, Hilton got in trouble again when police found cocaine in her bag during a traffic stop. Hilton later pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was placed on probation for a year.
More recently, the socialite has been in the news for an altogether different reason. Hilton signed a record deal with Cash Money in May, with the hopes of reviving her music career. Her self-titled debut album reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts in 2006.
“She’s always supported us, and we’ve supported her. It was a friendship first,” the label’s co-founder, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, told Pop & Hiss. “She played us music, and I was taken aback. I was impressed by her music, and I didn’t know she could sing so well.”