Her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, confirmed the arrest and said police detected the minimum blood-alchohol level to warrant an arrest. The legal limit in California is 0.08 percent.

She was picked up from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood station by sister Nicky, Mintz, and her sister’s boyfriend Kevin Connolly.

Video footage posted on the celebrity Web site TMZ.com showed Hilton arriving home after her release in Mintz’s Mercedes-Benz, getting out of the passenger side with a cell phone to her ear and saying something inaudible to paparazzi before walking inside.

AIKEN TO JOIN COMMITTEE? -- Clay Aiken is in line to be named to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the White House said Wednesday.

The committee’s Web site said it advises the president on issues pertaining to people with intellectual disabilities. The committee was established in 1961 by President John Kennedy as the President’s Panel on Mental Retardation.

DAVIS SUES -- Former Denver Broncos star Terrell Davis has sued an insurance company, claiming it refused to defend him in an earlier lawsuit related to an Emmy Awards after-party fracas.

It’s the second lawsuit Davis has brought over a scuffle between him and bouncers at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during an Emmy after-party in October.

The 33-year-old former running back, who is black, says the trouble started when the bar’s owner told a friend of his to stop talking with a white waitress.

The waitress then allegedly said something derogatory to Davis, who was later asked to leave the bar by two bouncers. The athlete claims the bouncers choked him and forced him to the floor.

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