29 Aug 2010

Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge

6:54 am on 29 August 2010

Socialite Paris Hilton has been arrested in Las Vegas and charged with cocaine possession.

Celebrity website TMZ.com said Hilton, 29, a reality TV star, was arrested after a car in which she was a passenger, was stopped by police at 11.30pm on Friday. An undisclosed amount of cocaine was found in the vehicle.

The BBC reports Ms Hilton was briefly arrested in July by South African police who suspected her of smoking marijuana, but was later released without charge.

She served time in prison in Los Angeles for drunk driving in 2007.