Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail, 90 days in rehab
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Lindsay Lohan was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail, breaking down in tears once after Judge Marsha Revel found that she had violated her probation, and once again after sentencing and probation details were determined.
‘I wasn’t expecting any special treatment except I have to provide for myself, I have to work,’ the actress said, addressing the judge directly before the sentence was handed down.
Lindsay argued to the judge that she had been confused by instructions she received, saying she’d believed herself to be in compliance with the judge’s order to go to once-a-week classes because the education program had given her permission to skip and reschedule some appointments along the way.
‘I’m not taking this as a joke, it’s my life, and it’s my career ... I’ve learned from my experiences, I take responsibility for my actions.’
It wasn’t enough to sway the judge, who ran down the history of the case -- detailing what Lohan had done in the two DUI arrest incidents, and noting that Lohan had initially tagged others as the drivers both times, and had lied about being sober and drug-free both times.
The 90-day sentence includes three sentences of 30 days each, to run consecutively, for her reckless driving and two DUI charges from 2007.
Lohan will surrender in two weeks, and the SCRAM bracelet will remain in place until then, despite ...
... Lohan attorney Shawn Chapman Holley‘s request that it be taken off between now and then in exchange for blood tests.
After serving her jail time, Lohan must attend a 90-day in-patient substance abuse program, and must refrain from consuming alcohol.
Lohan will be given credit for the time served in November 2007 -- the details of which will be worked out upon her surrender, the judge said.
The decision came after a day of detailed and roundabout testimony, primarily from Cheryl Marshall of the Right On alcohol education center that was administering Lohan’s program, about whether the actress had or had not attended classes in a manner that was fully compliant with the judge’s orders.
-- Christie D’Zurilla