Paris Hilton Arraigned Tuesday On Drunk Driving Charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paris Hilton is to be arraigned in Los Angeles today on drunk driving charges. She is not required to appear in court because the charges are misdemeanors.

Hilton was pulled over last September seventh for driving erratically.

She reportedly told officers that she had had one drink on an empty stomach. She was on her way to get a burger when she was stopped. Hilton said she hadn't eaten all day because she was filming a music video.

The hotel heiress and socialite has no prior D-U-I arrests. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined one-thousand dollars. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and rehab.