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MADD Not Happy About Paris-NBC Pact

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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WHEEL TROUBLE Hilton

It isn't only journalism purists who are dismayed over the news that NBC—and apparently People magazine as well—are prepared to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for first access to post-jail Paris Hilton.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be most displeased should two major corporations choose to reward the hotel-chain heiress for getting behind the wheel hammered. (Hilton was jailed for driving without a license, which had been suspended after a DUI arrest.)

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"Certainly, if it were true, we would have problems with that," says MADD spokeswoman Misty Moyse. "We would not expect any convicted drunk driver to receive a large amount of money for basically driving drunk. We would rather there be public support and dollars to eliminate drunk driving."

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