As expected, Lindsay Lohan will serve a much shorter sentence than was handed down to her by a superior court judge two weeks ago. Sheriff’s officials in California confirmed this week that Lohan will serve 13 days of her 90-day sentence. Lohan will be released early as is standard for nonviolent female offenders in order to reduce overcrowding in California’s prisons.
Lohan was sentenced to the 90-day sentence, with a 3-month stint in a rehab facility to follow, by Judge Marsha Revel for repeatedly violating the terms of her DUI probation. Lohan was on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges following a DUI arrest in 2007.
Lohan’s probation was extended for a year in order to give her more time to complete her court-mandated alcohol education classes, but the judge also told Lohan she would have to start going weekly. It was found that Lohan missed seven of her required classes, a finding that the judge based her sentence on.
Lohan has had trouble completing her probation as the court required and has sometimes been perceived by the media and the court as not taking her probation seriously enough. Lohan appealed to the judge for another chance before the judge announced her sentence, but the judge said she found the actress’ apology insincere.
Lohan also missed a court hearing in May while she was in France, and she told the judge her passport had been stolen. The judge was angered when tabloid photos surfaced of Lohan partying at the Cannes Film Festival the night before the court hearing.
Lindsay Lohan is booked into jail (Los Angeles Times)