No Jail for Lindsay Lohan After Failed Alcohol Test
Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that Lindsay did not violate her probation when she failed a recent alcohol test, because legally testing was only required until February 25, therefore her latest misstep was not enough to lead to any jailtime or further legal action. The judge did, however, let Lindsay have a bit of a verbal lashing, telling her that house arrest is not party time, and that she can now only have one friend at a time to her Venice house — and that she was guilty of one thing: “Extremely poor judgment.”
Wearing a conservative outfit in comparison to her past court wardrobes — striped button-up shirt and black pants with Aviator shades — Lohan briskly walked into the courthouse as photographers and onlookers shouted for her attention, and made her exit in an equally quick manner after the hearing.
Shortly after being let off the hook, Lindsay reached out to her fans via Twitter, saying: “Thank you to all of my fans for your support. Sending you Love and Light. xo”
The troubled actress, who is currently on house arrest and a no-tolerance ban from alcohol and drugs, reportedly failed an alcohol test administered on the day she had a rooftop party over Memorial Day weekend, which could result in her going back to jail for a lengthy period of time.
TMZ reported that Lohan failed one of two alcohol tests given to her, which were administered on separate days — one of them being on the day of her party. She tested clean for other drugs.
The failed test comes just six months after Lindsay completed a court-ordered 90-day rehab stint, the result of a probation violation stemming from a 2007 DUI arrest.
Lohan is currently serving house as a result of charges stemming from a necklace that a jewelry store owner claimed Lindsay stole. She was initially sentenced to four months in jail after pleading no contest to the charges, but jail overcrowding and her not being a violent criminal led to her being allowed house arrest. She was also ordered to serve 480 total hours of community service for violating her probation, 360 of which must be served at Downtown Women’s Center.
On the same day as the failed test report, Life & Style ran an exclusive interview with Lohan, who claimed that she absolutely was not partaking in drinking. “Alcohol is not in my house, so it’s just not a part of my life,” she told the magazine.
Lohan has been otherwise quiet during and in the run-up to her house arrest. In the weeks before being confined to her home, she made the most of her free time by spending some family beach time in Miami.