Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days in jail for parole violation
July 6, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Judge Marsha N. Revel has ruled Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan violated the terms of her probation in a drunk driving case and then sentenced her to 90 days in prison. The case dates all the way back to 2007, when Lohan was charged with DUI in two separate incidents. Judge Revel did not use the SCRAM bracelet alarm incident at the MTV Movie Awards as a basis for deciding but did state several instances over the last few years in which the actress lied about taking drugs and drinking. But Lohan’s failure to comply with the weekly attendance directive for alcohol education classes sealed her fate.
“It’s like someone who cheats but doesn’t think it’s cheating if they don’t get caught,” Revel said.
Before sentencing, a tearful Lohan addressed the court, saying “as far as I knew I was in compliance with my programs.”
“I wasn’t trying to get special treatment,” the actress said. “I have to provide for myself. I have to work. Having said that, I did everything to balance my jobs and showing up. I’m not taking this as a joke. It’s my life. It’s my career…I take responsibility for my actions. I’ve tried to do the best I can. It’s been such a long haul, I don’t want you to think that I don’t respect you.”
Lindsay will surrender herself on July 20, and must wear her alcohol monitoring bracelet until then. Lohan’s lawyer requested that the bracelet be removed in return for daily blood tests, but the judge refused. She will get a couple days knocked off her sentence for time she already served. The 90-day sentence includes three sentences of 30 days each, to run consecutively, for her reckless driving and two DUI charges from 2007. Lindsay’s dad, Michael Lohan, showed up with his own lawyer and tried to address the court but was rebuffed by judge Revel.