The 26-year-old heiress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility, which is in an industrial area southeast of downtown LA.
Earlier, Hilton attended the MTV Movie Awards show, telling reporters, "I am trying to be strong right now." She said she was ready to face her sentence, but was "really scared."
The sometime actress will be housed in the jail's "special needs unit" used by high-profile inmates. A judge sentenced her to 45 days, but she could be out in a little over three weeks under California law that requires shorter sentences for good behavior.
Hilton pleaded no contest last January to a reckless driving charge and was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. She was later stopped for driving with a suspended license and subsequently charged with a probation violation after being pulled over again.
Monday, June 04, 2007
PARIS HILTON BEHIND BARS
The streets are safe once more. The Associated Press reports Hilton checked in late Sunday to start her 45 days in the Los Angeles County jail:
Nice to know that Hilton's new digs in Lynwood are just a jump from our old slouching grounds in Huntington Park. She'll like the neighborhood.