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Nicole Richie Could Accept Plea Deal In DUI Case

Nicole Richie will have to decide Wednesday whether to accept a plea deal offered by prosecutors in her driving-under-the-influence case.

Richie was arrested on Dec. 11 after witnesses reported seeing her SUV headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank, California. She failed a field sobriety test and police said she told them she had smoked marijuana and taken a prescription painkiller.

She pleaded not guilty in February to misdemeanor driving under the influence.

In addition to the single count, the case contains an allegation that Richie had a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction in June 2003.

The California Vehicle Code says that if convicted of DUI twice within 10 years, a person can be sentenced to between 90 days and a year in jail and have driving privileges suspended.

Her legal problems come amid reports that she is pregnant. Richie made the late-night talk-show rounds last month, saying she didn't visit Hilton while she was in jail and told "Late Show" host David Letterman that she was worried about going to jail, but was "willing to face whatever consequences come my way."

Terms of the deal were not made available publicly but we should know more on Wednesday.

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