Lindsay Lohan’s SCRAM Bracelet Detects Alcohol As Lawyer Goes Into Damage-Control Mode

Bet Lindsay Lohan wishes she could just SCRAM herself right about now.

As reported yesterday, the recently troubled Just My Luck actress’ alcohol-detecting SCRAM ankle bracelet—which she has been wearing under court order—went off during an MTV Movie Awards afterparty on Sunday night, causing Judge Marsha Revel to issue an arrest warrant for Lohan.

And now, despite LiLo’s vehement denials that she’d had anything to drink, her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, admits that her client’s bracelet “indicated the presence of a small amount of alcohol on Sunday night.”

Holley continues,

“Having just received the report, I am not in a position to speak to its accuracy or validity, however, Ms. Lohan maintains that she has been in complete compliance with all of the terms of her probation and her bail.”

Hmm; who to believe? The finest technology that the forensics field has to offer, or Lindsay Lohan’s slippery grasp of the truth? Tough call…

Meanwhile, another member of Lohan’s crack legal team, civil lawyer Ed McPherson, is seeking a delay in the actress’ civil trial over a 2007 drunk-driving spree down the Pacific Coat Highway. (Two passengers in the vehicle that LiLo was driving claim that they were “terrorized” by the experience.)

McPherson’s reasoning? His client’s reputation as a screw-up is too firmly entrenched to provide her with a fair trial. According to McPherson,

“Every facet of the criminal proceeding and every facet of Ms. Lohan’s life … have been reported on TMZ and other media outlets literally on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis…There are current widespread public feelings of intense negativity against Ms. Lohan…”

Sure. Or he could just tell his client to stop getting in trouble with the law. Either way!