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Judge extends Nicole Richie's DUI probation

Nicole Richie poses for photographers during the red-carpet arrivals for the United States premiere of Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," in New York, Thursday, June 23, 2005. The screening benefited the American Red Cross. (Stuart Ramson)

June 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Court records show a judge has extended Nicole Richie's DUI probation until March.A judge decided Tuesday to give her more time to complete alcohol education classes.

Richie was not present in court Tuesday when the order was made. The celebrity now has until February to finish the courses.

The former "Simple Life" star was arrested in December of 2006 after driving the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank.

Richie pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge and spent 82 minutes in jail.