Dina Lohan, Mother of Actress Lindsay Lohan, Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving, Speeding ChargesBy: Meaghan Ellis - April 17, 2014
Dina Lohan has pleaded guilty to a traffic violation for speeding and a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. On Tuesday, Apr. 15 the mother of actress and pop singer Lindsay Lohan appeared in a Long Island, NY courtroom.
According to Nassau County prosecutor Paul Leonard, Lohan’s sentencing is scheduled for June 3. The former Living Lohan reality TV star will be required to “perform 100 hours of community service, attend a drunken driver program and a victim impact session, and pay $3,100 in fines and fees.”
Lohan’s license will be officially revoked at the hearing. As part of the plea agreement, she has also been ordered to have an interlock device installed on her vehicle for one full year. The device is designed to evaluate breath alcohol levels before a driver can start the car.
Following the court hearing, Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller issued a brief statement to CNN on her behalf. Heller shared details about the drunken driver program, explaining that Lohan will have conditional driving privileges although her official license will still be revoked. Her vehicle is required to have the interlock device installed before she can drive.
“Considering this is the first day of Passover, we were very pleased to receive an offer which would resolve her criminal case in Nassau County with a commitment of no jail, no probation, and that afforded her the opportunity to resume her driving privileges shortly,” Heller said. “She felt this was a great beginning for the Holy week and she was happy with that result.”
Dina Lohan, 51, was arrested on September 12, 2013. The Oyster Bay Cove Police Department stated that Lohan was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone. When she was pulled over, officers discovered that she also had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20, which equates to double the legal limit in the state of New York.
Image via Dina Lohan, Wikimedia Commons