Nicole Richie has asked her dad Lionel Richie to provide her with a driver in the wake of her arrest for driving under the influence last week.

Given she has previously been charged with a similar offence, Nicole will face five days of jail time if she is charged after allegedly being spotted driving the wrong way down a freeway in Los Angeles. She told the arresting officers that she had smoked marijuana and taken a Vicodin painkiller during the evening before her arrest in the early hours of the next morning.

According to the Mirror, a source close to the family has revealed that dad Lionel is desperate to help: “After his wild youth Lionel feels he doesn’t have a right to lecture.”

“He wanted to let Nicole know that if she needed anything like counselling, more rehab, he would be happy to help her.”

“Nicole confessed that the only thing she could think of that would help her right now was a chauffeur.”