LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Celebrity Paris Hilton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Thursday after “driving erratically” and failing a field sobriety test, police said.
She was pulled over in Hollywood about 12:30 a.m.
“She exhibited the symptoms of intoxication,” LAPD spokesman Irv Isabella said, reading from a written statement. (Watch Paris Hilton after arrest — 1:14)
The DUI charge would be a misdemeanor. Hilton has been released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court at the end of the month, at which time she will learn if she will be charged.
Elliot Mintz, Hilton’s publicist, said Hilton was not intoxicated. He said she had “had one drink” and hadn’t eaten all day, and the field sobriety test showed “the very absolute lowest reading you can possibly get to warrant being taken in.”
He added that she had been up late working on a music video, in the second day of shooting.
“Of course these matters are never to be taken lightly,” said Mintz, who noted that it is “unfortunate she was behind the wheel of a car even with one drink.”
“It’s her first offense and hopefully it will never happen again.”
Mintz said sister Nicky Hilton and Nicky’s boyfriend, actor Kevin Connolly of TV’s “Entourage,” picked Paris up at the police station in Hollywood, according to The Associated Press.
In June, Hilton had a fender-bender accident when her Range Rover backed into a car in a parking garage after a shopping trip, AP reported.