LAWFUEL – In a controversial move, socialite heiress and drunk driver Paris Hilton has been let out of jail and put under house arrest after serving just three days of a three-week sentence.
During a news conference, Steve Whitmore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office declined to reveal the medical issue that led to her “reassignment” or say why she could not be treated in jail.
The syndicated TV show Entertainment Tonight, citing sources close to Hilton’s family, reported on its website that Hilton had developed a rash on her body, while celebrity website TMZ.com reported Hilton’s medical condition was psychological.
TMZ cited unidentified law enforcement sources as saying a psychiatrist who visited her in jail found she was in danger of a nervous breakdown.
Sheriff’s department spokesman Whitmore said only that Hilton’s incarceration was cut short after extensive consultation among various parties involved, including the sentencing judge and the sheriff.