Stars and their car-tastrophes
We see them every day, and like them or not. But the fact that they are "Stars" is a fact. And also is a fact that some of them are stars in car "catastrophes". And this is why we love these stars now: spicy subjects!
Of course that the first on is the one and only Britney Spears. In June 2004, her mum Lynne was at the wheel when Brit’s hulking 4x4 ran over the foot of paparazzo Cullen Reavley. As Cullen lay in the road clutching his ankle, paramedics rushed to Britney’s aid instead, as she sat in the car “sobbing and screaming” according to a witness. Britney’s son Sean Preston was lucky to escape injury last year when the star first drove with him on her lap in February and then failed to secure him properly in a child seat in May.
The next one is Lindsay Lohan. The first incident was when she was drive the family tractor into a tree as a kid, but there have only been two in the troubled 20-year-old’s life. First up was the incident in June 2005 when a paparazzo chasing the star crashed into the side of her Mercedes. “It was pretty scary,” said Lindsay and Galo Ramirez were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Ramirez was later cleared but not before Lindsay trashed the Merc again by ploughing into a U-turning van in October 2005. A kind passer-by tried to sell her broken headlight on eBay.
Nicole Richie hit the headlines in December 2006 for driving under the influence of drugs. Worried motorists called the police in LA when they spotted her car head up an off sliproad and then drive the wrong way along a motorway. Luckily, it was 1am so there was no traffic but police officers issued a huffy statement saying “we’re very lucky nobody was killed today”. Nic admitted to taking a drug cocktail of marijuana and the painkiller Vicodin and she’s due in court later this year. The skinny star’s no stranger to drug arrests though - she was charged with possession of heroin in February 2003 while driving on a suspended driving license.
We couldn’t forget about Paris Hilton. In 2005, the clothes-shy star was given a ticket for reckless driving while trying to escape paparazzi. In the same month last year, Paris was stopped again for driving erratically through Hollywood in her Mercedez-Benz SLR McLaren. Failing a breath test but only just, the star claimed she’d only had one margarita at a party and was driving fast as she hadn’t eaten all day and was gagging for a burger. Hmm, the stars may be blind but US judges clearly aren’t – Paz was found guilty of reckless driving and placed on probation for 36 months. No doubt her October appearance in a teen mag warning young fans not to drink and drive helped: “All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive – it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don’t take any chances”.
The last is Jade Goody. She nearly mowed down a BBC cameraman while learning to drive in Celebrity Driving School and her instructor Rickie said, “I’ve been a driving instructor for 26 years and I’ve had some scary moments but Jade took the biscuit." Not deterred by this early setback, the star has since been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, driven without a license, had several prangs in her expensive motors and clocked up nearly $15.000 in parking offences.
Source: The Sun