Paris Hilton appeared in court Friday in Los Angeles. The judge ordered her to return to jail after serving only three days behind bars.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)—The ongoing legal saga that surrounds Paris Hilton even found its way into the political realm Friday. New Mexico Governor, and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, Bill Richardson, wrote a letter to the judge commending him for his actions.
“We are writing to congratulate you for holding Ms. Hilton accountable for her actions and ordering her to fulfill her sentence.” Richardson wrote, along with Chuck Hurley, CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Both men urged the judge to consider the benefits of mandatory interlock devices in future drunk driving cases.
“We believe this case underscores the importance and need for tough DWI laws.” The two wrote in the letter released by the governor’s press office. “We found in New Mexico that the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock is an invaluable law enforcement tool and worth consideration by your court in future cases. This interlock prevents a driver from operating a vehicle while under the influence.”
Richardson campaigned in Denver and Pueblo, Colorado on Friday.
- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford