Celebrity Requests Court Delay to Accomodate Expert Witness

Celebrity Nicole Richie is fighting a DUI charge from last December and requested a extension until August so that her expert witness can appear. Her lawyers say that drug expert witness Dr. Terence Sean McGee is crucial to the case because he will be able to “challenge the prosecution’s scientific evidence and the conclusions reached by the drug recognition expert.” Richie was arrested on December 11 after she headed the wrong way on a freeway in Burbank. She failed a sobriety test and admitted to having smoked marijuana and taken a prescription painkiller. The next stage of the case will be a trial unless Richie takes a plea deal reports CelebrityCafe.com.