Nicole Richie completes probation early

December 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A judge Wednesday agreed to end Nicole Richie's 18-month probation for a 2006 DUI arrest, three months ahead of schedule.

Richie's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, went to court Wednesday morning and submitted proof that the reality star-turned-fashion designer has completed her court-ordered alcohol-education program.

Last summer, Richie's probation was extended by a year when she missed a few classes after having a baby. But the 29-year-old has since fulfilled her obligations.

Richie was arrested in December of 2006 after driving the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank.

Richie pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge and spent 82 minutes in jail.