editor - May 25, 2010
In July of 2007, Lindsay Lohan was charged with 2 DUIs, 2 counts of possession of cocaine, transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility, driving on a suspended license, drinking underage and fleeing the scene of an accident. Her BAL was .12 on the first DUI, .15 on the second. The legal limit is .08. She faced a total of 6 years in jail.
Instead she was placed on probation and ordered to complete a series of alcohol education classes. Which she did not do. And she was told to attend one class a week. But she didn't do that either, and so she got an extension, and she didn't do it that time either. And so the judge said, "well you're in trouble now, you better finish it by May 19th!" And Lindsay didn't do that either. Instead she went to France and got drunk. And the judge said, "Well then be in court on May 20th!" And Lindsay didn't do that either. Instead she lied to the judge time and time again, often with the judge knowing full well Lindsay was lying.
So what happened to Lindsay in court this morning? Before you answer you need to know she arrived 8 minutes late. And she rolled her eyes and looked bored the entire time. Would it be more tough and meaningless talk, or finally some action?
Oh you'll never guess.
Judge Marsha Revel laid down the law during a hearing this AM in Beverly Hills court. Judge Revel told Lindsay in order to stay free on bail, she cannot drink alcohol, she must wear a SCRAM device and she must submit to random drug testing.
Lindsay must begin wearing the SCRAM bracelet within 24 hours.
Lindsay must also attend all scheduled alcohol ed classes at least once a week.
And the judge indicated Lindsay must stay in the L.A. area -- which will get in the way of shooting a movie in Texas. The judge basically said, tough luck.
Mind you ... the conditions the judge imposed must be met in order for Lindsay to remain free on bail. The judge is also scheduling a hearing to determine if Lindsay has violated her probation -- the date for the hearing is July 6.
If the judge decides Lindsay violated her probation by not attending her alcohol ed program as required ... she could be jailed for 180 days.
So, more warnings. More warnings, more chances, more tough talk. No jail time. No action. But the judge made it clear that Lindsay isn't allowed to do drugs anymore. I guess thats a good start. I thought drugs were illegal anyway, but now they're extra illegal. It would be like ordering her not to blow up any federal buildings. This is gonna be a real wake up call I bet. More empty threats are just whats she needs. Say hello to the new Lindsay!
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