Lohan does 84 minutes in jail

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrived at a Lynwood jail Thursday to serve time for a drunk driving conviction -- 84 minutes, to be exact.

As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, the star of "Herbie Fully Loaded" and "Mean Girls" agreed to spend one day in Los Angeles County Jail.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Lohan was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood about 10:30 a.m. after being dropped off by her lawyer. She was photographed, fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell by herself, Whitmore said.

Lohan pleaded no contest in August to drunk driving charges and admitted using cocaine in two incidents.

Lohan was arrested by Beverly Hills police over the Memorial Day weekend after she allegedly lost control of her Mercedes-Benz on Sunset Boulevard. The vehicle jumped the curb and crashed into some shrubs. Police said the actress left the scene and was taken to Century City Doctors Hospital, where she was eventually tracked down by police and arrested.

Police said someone drove her heavily damaged car from the scene of the crash. They later located it at a nearby condominium complex. Police said a small amount of cocaine was found inside the vehicle.

Lohan was booked on suspicion of possessing a "usable amount" of cocaine and leaving the scene of an accident, a charge that prosecutors chose not to pursue because the actress sought medical help. A few days after the incident, Lohan checked into a Malibu drug rehabilitation center.

On July 24, Lohan was arrested by Santa Monica police after the mother of one of her assistants reported that she was being chased by the actress in her SUV. Police said cocaine was found in Lohan's pocket when she was booked into jail.

She was released on $25,000 bail and promptly checked into a rehab center.

The amount of cocaine recovered could not be linked to her or was insufficient to justify criminal charges, prosecutors said.



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