Another Hilton Faces DUI Charges in Malibu Arrest
• Paris’ Brother Spends Time in Jail
BY BILL KOENEKER
BY BILL KOENEKER
Barron Hilton, 18, of Beverly Hills, described by authorities as the “younger brother of Paris Hilton,” was arrested Tuesday morning in Malibu for driving under the influence, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies received a call on a vehicle being driven erratically near Latigo Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway just before 8 a.m., according to a press release that in a change of protocol, could only obtained after the Malibu Surfside News e-mailed a request for it and a booking photo to department headquarters.
A deputy’s report states that the driver of another vehicle had reported that Hilton, driving a black Mercedes Benz, was allegedly weaving on the road and, at times, driving on the wrong side of the highway. The witness followed the vehicle until the driver stopped at Corral Canyon Road and PCH and got out of the car. The witness, according to the report, contacted the driver and told him to sit on a bus bench and wait for sheriff’s deputies.
When deputies arrived, they said they conducted a drunk driving investigation and arrested Hilton for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. He was also alleged to be in possession of a fake driver license.
Hilton was booked at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station where he was still being held as The News went to press. Bail was set at $5000.
It was reported that Hilton had a .14 blood alcohol reading. In California .08 is considered legally intoxicated for drivers over 21. For those under 21, any blood alcohol constitutes legal intoxication.
Bloggers and Internet celebrity sites are reporting that Hilton, who lives with his parents, left home Monday evening. The family ostensibly had no idea where he was or who he was with, but reports are circulating involving a local dining establishment.
A female passenger was in Hilton’s vehicle, according to the report. The female may have been driving the car and been involved in a collision prior to Hilton taking the wheel. The California Highway Patrol is handling that aspect of the investigation and was not available for comment.