Lindsay Lohan going back to jail
Image Credit: David McNew/Getty ImagesA judge in a California court this morning ordered Lindsay Lohan to jail where she will be held without bail until Oct. 22, when a formal probation hearing will take place. Judge Elden Fox revoked Lohan’s probation at a hearing this morning, held because Lohan tested positive for drugs, a violation of the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 drunken driving conviction.
Lohan was handcuffed in court and taken away.
Last week Lohan tweeted, “Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result.” The actress spent 23 days in a court-ordered drug rehab program last month, following a 13-day jail stint ordered for a previous probation violation.
Judge Fox had the option of granting bail, which would have allowed Lohan to remain free until the formal hearing, but she instead opted to remand the actress to immediate custody with no possibility of bail until the Oct. 22 hearing, “Ms. Lohan cannot be released early because this isn’t a jail sentence,” L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told People. “She’s being held by court order until her hearing on Oct. 22. She will be held in the same conditions as her last stay, in a keep-away unit.”
UPDATE: Later on Friday, reports surfaced that another judge ruled favorably on actress’ attorney’s appeal; this would allow Lohan to post bail, which was set at $300,000, and leave jail.
UPDATE NO. 2: Lindsay Lohan posts bail, leaves jail late Friday night in Los Angeles.
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