Dina Lohan Gets a Scolding From Judge in DUI Case

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Lindsay Lohan’s mom received a scolding from a judge Tuesday before being sentenced for a 2013 drunk-driving charge.

Judge Andrew Engel was quick to respond when Dina Lohan’s lawyer Mark Heller told the court that the arrest had been an “onerous ordeal” for Lindsay's irresponsible mom.

“The only person responsible for this onerous ordeal is Ms. Lohan herself," said the judge. "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,” Dina said to the judge.

Mark Jay Heller, Dina's lawyer, sent a statement to ABC News following the verdict.

“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.

"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,” said Heller in the statement.

The elder Lohan pleaded guilty after she was arrested in September driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. Dina lost her license for a year, was ordered to pay over $3,000 in fines, complete a drunk-driving education program and do 100 hours community service.

"I just want to put this behind me," she told reporters following the sentencing.

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