Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, whose Bentley was damaged in a videotaped crash that spawned an Internet sensation and a police investigation, was the "only victim" of the incident, her spokesman said on Thursday.
The videotape released by celebrity Web site TMZ.com shows Hilton's companion, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, slamming her luxury car into a truck as the couple left a Hollywood nightclub with at least two other people.
The car is then seen speeding away from the scene with a scratched hood and Niarchos at the wheel as bystanders and celebrity photographers scatter. Later, Niarchos is shown speaking to Los Angeles police officers who have pulled him over.
The officers then allowed Niarchos and Hilton to leave with their friends, identified by TMZ.com as rocker Rod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly Stewart, and Talan Torriero, star of MTV's reality show "Laguna Beach."
Torriero is heard telling his friends, "I'm the only sober one, lets just go." Hilton, star of the popular Fox reality show "The Simple Life," blows a kiss to one of the policemen and is heard saying, "Thank you officer -- we love the police," before she steps into the car.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it has opened an investigation to determine whether the officers should have detained Niarchos, a student at the University of Southern California, to determine if he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
"At the end of the day what seems to be going on here is that Paris is the only victim," Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz told Reuters. "She's going to be stuck with the tab of repairing that car."
Mintz added: "It's all very upsetting (for Hilton) as you might imagine. But the important thing is that no one was injured."