Police have caught up with Stephanie Pratt, the 23-year-old star of The Hills better known as the sister of the fame-hungry Spencer Pratt. According to sources, the reality starlet was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It occurred early Sunday morning in Hollywood, as reported by the Associated Press.
Los Angeles police said that Pratt was pulled over outside a nightclub in the area, at around 3:45 am. She was taken into custody, and the bail was set at $5,000. Sergeant Mark Cohan of the LAPD told MTV News that Pratt was celebrating with her The Hills castmates in celebration of Holly Montag's 26th birthday.
Stephanie was held in the Van Nuys Division, where a spokesperson revealed the details. Later that day, the Hills star was released with a ticket. She wasn't required to post bail, but she was still told to return for a court hearing.
Sgt. Cohan admitted that he didn't know the circumstances of the arrest. He couldn't quite say whether Pratt was actually pulled over for DUI or another violation.
Before the incident, a Twitter post from Stephanie Pratt was spotted. She said, "my sissy @hollymontags bday party! Just finished dinner and going to Empire but I'm pretty tired aka yes i am the party pooper :("
This isn't Pratt's first brush with the law, just like many Hills celebrities. In May of 2006, she was arrested in Hawaii with Hannah Owens-Bender, the daughter of the director of ABC's hit series Lost. The two of them were charged with second-degree theft, as well as a number of drug violations.
While she already spoke openly of her substance abuse and her struggles with bulimia in the past, she has yet to talk about this DUI incident. Neither Stephanie Pratt nor her representatives were available for comment. Even so, we bet we'll be hearing from Spencer Pratt sometime soon.