Dina Lohan was sentenced on Tuesday for her 2013 drunk driving charges. The mom of actress Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 100 hours of community service as well a a one-year suspension of her drivers' license. When she does drive again she is subject to the use of an interlock device that will only allow her car to start if she is sober. In addition she must participate in drunk driving classes and serve on a victim's impact panel.
Lohan was arrested last year in Oyster Bay, New York, for driving her car 22 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. Her blood alcohol level was 0.2 percent at the time of her arrest. Dina pleaded guilty last month and accepted a plea deal.
Mark Jay Heller is Dina Lohan's lawyer. He sent the following statement to ABC News.
“In spite of the fact that the District Court of Nassau County dispenses the sternest DWI Sentences in America, which traditionally provides for a period of incarceration and three years of Probation, Dina Lohan’s Sentence did not provide for any period of incarceration or Probation, in light of Dina Lohan’s exemplary record with no prior arrest history and in deference to the Nassau County Screening Evaluation of Ms. Lohan which concluded that she has no alcohol or substance abuse issues," the statement read.
He continued, "Clearly, it was recognized that Dina Lohan has been a life-long resident of Nassau County, a good and loving Parent to four children and the arrest was borne out of an isolated act of indiscretion on the occasion of her 50th Birthday. Dina Lohan is happy to put this unfortunate event behind her."
How nice that Dina Lohan's lawyer is making big bucks to make excuses for his client. Is it any wonder that Lindsay Lohan turned out the way she did? Dina Lohan is a train wreck who makes excuse after excuse for both herself and her daughter and ought to be completely ashamed of her parenting skills.
Dina Lohan is losing her license for a year after getting a DUI. Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the schnapps.
— Bryan Donaldson (@TheNardvark) June 3, 2014
The only blessing in this entire court case is that no innocent victim was injured or killed at the hands of Dina Lohan. Inevitably she would have paid her way out of that kind of situation, too.
The judge who sentenced Lohan was quick to respond to the statement her attorney made in court, noting that she created her own destiny with regard to this drunk driving case.
“The only person responsible for this onerous ordeal is Ms. Lohan herself,” the judge said. “Fortunately, you didn’t kill anybody or kill yourself. If there’s a next time, you might not be so lucky.”
"There won't be a next time," Lohan replied.
Might Dina Lohan one day eat those words?
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