LAPD to investigate Hilton crash

Nov 10, 2005 by Ian Evans

Heiress and punchline Paris Hilton is the center of yet another internet sensation as a tape of her recent car crash is circling the web.

She is now also part of an LAPD investigation as the police try to determine whether she received special treatment. Hilton’s latest diversion, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, crashed her Bentley into a truck as they left a nightclub. The witless driver tried to steer the vehicle through a throng of paparazzi with his coat over his head. When he realized he wasn’t Superman and didn’t have x-ray vision, he crashed the car, whose occupants also included Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly Stewart, and Talan Torriero, star of MTV’s Laguna Beach.

In the tape obtained by, Torriero can be heard saying, “I’m the only sober one, lets just go” before Hilton blows a kiss to the officers and says, “Thank you officer — we love the police.”

The tape has now led to an LAPD investigation to see why Niarchos was not checked to see if he was DUI.