Lindsay Lohan sent back to jail in handcuffs

LOS ANGELES - Actress Lindsay Lohan was led away from a Beverly Hills courtroom in handcuffs Friday and taken back to jail where she is expected to spend nearly a month awaiting a hearing for violating her probation.

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Published: Sat 25 Sep 2010, 12:03 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:36 AM

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox denied Lohan bail, which would have kept her out of confinement. He set an Oct. 22 hearing to decide if the 24-year-old actress violated terms of her probation on a 2007 conviction for drunken driving and cocaine possession after she failed a random drug test.

The ‘Mean Girls’ actress spent two weeks in jail in August and 22 more days in a residential drug program when a different judge ruled she violated probation for the same charge.

After being released from rehab, the actress was subject to court-ordered drug tests. Late last week, Lohan sent out a series of messages on Twitter admitting she failed a test and saying she was working to overcome her substance abuse.

‘Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test, and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before Judge Fox,’ Lohan tweeted last week.

On Monday, an arrest warrant was issued and Fox ordered she appear in his court on Friday.

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not appear outside the Beverly Hills courthouse after her client was taken into custody, but the actress’s estranged father, Michael Lohan, talked to a throng of reporters and said he was angry with Judge Fox’s decision.

‘My daughter’s in Jail. I’d rather be in jail rather than my daughter today,’ he said.

After bursting onto Hollywood’s map in Disney movies like ‘Freak Friday’ and ‘Herbie Fully Loaded,’ Lohan became a highly sought-after teenage star. She earned wide praise for her small part in director Robert Altman’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’

But soon after, Lohan began frequenting Los Angeles nightclubs and partying all night. Her moves were documented nearly daily by the Hollywood paparazzi.

In May 2007, she crashed a Mercedes-Benz on the famed Sunset Boulevard. Police found cocaine in her car and arrested her on suspicion of drunken driving. Two months later, she was arrested again on similar charges. Lohan pleaded no contest to two counts each of drunken driving and being under the influence of cocaine, and one count of reckless driving. She spent 84 minutes in jail, was released due to overcrowding and placed on three years probation. Her probation was extended for a year after she missed some alcohol-education classes, and earlier this year, a judge found her guilty of violating probation by again missing such classes, leading to jail and rehab.



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