Paris Hilton involved in hit-and-run case

Updated: Oct 01, 2010, 18:26 PM IST

Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton is at at the centre of a hit-and-run investigation after boyfriend Cy Waits allegedly ran over the leg of a photographer during a night-out.

Witnesses say the female photographer was knocked to the pavement, but when Waits asked if she was OK, another photographer responded assuring him she was fine and told him to go.

Waits subsequently returned to the scene after dropping Hilton at her home and later on police were spotted giving him a field sobriety test, reported Radar online. Waits was detained, but later released. He was given a citation and will appear in court at a later date. Paramedics meanwhile took the photographer to a local hospital.

Hilton, 29, took to Twitter later and although she made no specific mention of the incident, she seemed to lay blame for the accident on the photographer herself.

"Lovely evening with friends and family ruined by aggressive paparazzi. They are literally insane," she tweeted.

The reality TV star was arrested in Las Vegas last month for cocaine possession after being pulled over by police.

Waits was arrested for drug driving and Paris Hilton was found to have just under a gram of cocaine in her purse.

She insisted that neither the purse nor the cocaine belonged to her.

But Paris was charged and given one year`s suspended jail sentence, a USD 2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service as part of a plea deal.

Hours after her court appearance, the socialite flew to Japan with sister Nicky Hilton to debut their fall/winter fashion collections.

But she found herself being detained and quizzed for six hours at Tokyo`s Narita International Airport over the recent arrest and conviction of cocaine possession and obstructing justice.

The sisters were finally sent back to the US without being allowed to visit Tokyo.

PTI