Pregnant Richie Given Leave Of Absense From Driving School Classes

Socialite NICOLE RICHIE has escaped her court-mandated anti-drinking-and-driving class – because she’s too pregnant.

The Simple Life was sentenced to a brief spell behind bars and the driving school lessons after she pleaded guilty to a DUI charge following a 2006 incident that saw her driving the wrong way down a Los Angeles highway.

She served just 82 minutes in prison earlier this year (07) and now her lessons have been halted.

A spokeswoman for Richie tells Life & Style magazine, “Anyone who is pregnant or has medical issues can leave the class.

“It wasn’t Nicole asking – she just showed up one day and the paparazzi were chasing her and she was exhausted. So the director of the program was concerned for her and suggested she take a leave of absence. She didn’t get special treatment.”

Richie reportedly started the 18-month course last month (Nov07).



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