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LYNWOOD, CALIF. (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan on Tuesday arrived at a Los Angeles County women’s jail to begin serving a 90-day sentence for a probation violation that is likely to be whittled down to a few weeks.
Her arrival in an unmarked Sheriff’s Department car at the Century Regional Detention Facility in the industrial suburb of Lynwood came about an hour after she surrendered and was handcuffed across town in a Beverly Hills courtroom.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel determined two weeks ago that the “Mean Girls” star had violated her probation by missing seven alcohol education classes since December.
Sheriff’s officials have said Miss Lohan would be placed in an isolation cell at the jail, where she will spend most of her time and take her meals.
Miss Lohan, 24, was accompanied to court by her mother, Dina, and younger sister, Ali, who wiped away tears after her sister was taken into a lockup to serve her sentence, which is likely to be shortened in part because of jail overcrowding.
Her father, Michael Lohan, yelled, “We love you, Lindsay!” as his daughter was led away.
In court, Miss Lohan was represented by her longtime attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, who had resigned earlier but never filed a formal motion with the court. Famed celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro said Friday he had agreed to represent the actress, but Judge Revel said Tuesday he had told her hours earlier that he would not take the case.
While the judge did not address Miss Lohan’s tardiness directly on Tuesday, Judge Revel did order her to report to probation officials within a day of her release from jail. The judge previously had ordered Miss Lohan to report within two days.
Miss Lohan had been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges.
A prolific user of the microblogging site Twitter, Miss Lohan posted a message roughly 12 hours before her court appearance referencing her looming incarceration.
“The only ‘bookings’ that I’m familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that I’d be ‘booking’ into jail eeeks,” she posted.
The jail and rehab stints have left some of the actress’s projects in limbo, including her planned portrayal of porn star Linda Lovelace in a biopic.
Once considered an up-and-coming star, Miss Lohan in recent years has been better known as a tabloid staple and for the criminal case she has struggled to put behind her.
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