In 2006, Hilton found herself at odds with the Los Angeles Police Department after she was caught driving under the influence of alcohol, as People reported, which caused her to have her license suspended, among other punishments. Unfortunately, a few months later she was again caught behind the wheel, this time not only driving on a suspended license, but doing over twice the legal speed limit, according to The Sun. This time, though, the L.A. City Attorney decided to throw her into the slammer. Through her lawyer, she was successfully able to argue that she should serve her sentence under home confinement and indeed was moved home for a while, but following a public outcry, she was transferred back to jail. All told, she wound up spending 23 days behind bars.
She has famously refused to talk about her incarceration. Once she was a free woman, she went on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” ostensibly to talk about a new fragrance, and with the express agreement that he would not ask her about her time in prison. Nevertheless, Letterman did ask her about her time in prison, repeatedly and much to Paris’ annoyance. Regardless, she refused to discuss her time in prison, and Letterman ultimately apologized to her for the way he treated her.