Thursday, January 10, 2008

Starlet talks about California DUI

California DUI defense lawyer star update

Shamed Mischa Barton has spoken out for the first time about her California Drunk Driving / DUI arrest and admitted: “I’m 100 per cent responsible”.

The former O.C. starlet confessed she is disgusted with herself after being stopped by cops in Los Angeles for a California DUI in the early hours of December 27.

She insisted there will be no repeat of her “stupid” actions and said she does not want to be grouped with party girls like Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan, who have also been busted for California DUI.

Mischa said: “Obviously I’m 100 per cent responsible for my actions in this case and I’m really disappointed in myself. “I don’t know what to say about it apart from I’m not perfect and I just don’t intend to do something this stupid again.”

The St Trinians actress told American Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s LA radio show on KIIS FM: “I was out with some friends and I actually hadn’t been driving on the night.

“I wanted to get my car home at the end of the night.

“I can’t really go into specifics because we have the case coming up and I’m not supposed to say anything about what happened.

“It was the end of the night and I wanted to get my car home. I hadn’t been driving.”

Mischa was arrested on suspicion of California DUI / DWI, possession of marijuana and a controlled substance, as well as driving without a valid license.

She told Seacrest: “I didn’t have a license.

“I grew up in New York, the land of people who don’t have to drive, which has always been the toughest thing about living in LA for me.

“I usually try not to get behind the wheel.”

Asked about fellow California DUI drivers Paris, Nicole and Lindsay, she said: “Because of my position I feel for them.

“Obviously it’s not easy having people follow you around all the time and nobody’s perfect, so I wouldn’t take the moral high ground on something like that.

“That stuff is sad. I don’t want to be involved in the same kind of things as that because I feel it lumps us all in the same thing, being related to those types of girls.

“But there’s nothing you can do about it.”

London-born Mischa, who is due in court next month, was speaking from the set of her new movie ‘Homecoming’ in Pittsburgh.