Lindsay Lohan appeared in a Los Angeles court yesterday to face questions stemming from a 2007 DUI offense in California. Lohan missed a mandatory court appearance last Thursday, claiming that her passport had been stolen while at the Cannes Film Festival. That meeting was to determine progress in Lohan’s terms of probation and her absence prompted the judge to issue a warrant for her arrest. The warrant was later dropped after a $100,000 bond was posted.
During Monday’s court session, Judge Marsha Revel set additional, strict rules for Lohan, including completion of alcohol education classes, abstaining from all alcohol, wearing an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet and undergoing random drug testing every week. Lohan did manage to avoid a jail sentence.
Lohan’s defense attorney attempted to argue for dropping the ankle bracelet, saying the “bulky” device could interfere with her client’s pending photo shoots and plans to appear in a movie to be filmed in Texas. The judge did not change her mind regarding the SCRAM bracelet and affirmed that all drug and alcohol testing would have to be done in California, leading her to add that the actress may have to delay her projects. After briefly consulting with her attorney, Lohan agreed to all conditions.
The judge also set a July 6 date for a probation violation hearing to address Lohan’s failure to appear in court last week.
In related news, Lohan gave an interview before the court appearance where she questioned the need for rehab or jail, stating that she felt she was “in compliance with everything that occurs when you’re in the court system for two (California) DUIs.”
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