NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Seems the Lohans just cannot stay out of the news.
Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested Thursday night on Long Island and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, according to State Police.
Lohan, 50, was driving a white BMW on the Northern State Parkway in Oyster Bay at around 11 p.m. She was going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to police.
Police pulled her over and said she was intoxicated. Lohan was arrested on a charge of DWI and aggravated DWI after a breath test revealed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .20 percent, – more than twice the legal limit, police said.
After being taken to the State Police barracks in Farmingdale for processing, Lohan made an allegation that she was injured during the course of the arrest.
State Police called an ambulance to have Lohan evaluated. When emergency personnel arrived and evaluated Lohan, there were no injuries and she recanted her claim, police said.
Lohan was issued traffic tickets for the two DWI offenses and speeding. She was later released to a sober third party and is scheduled to appear in Nassau County First District Court on Sept. 24 at 9 am.
Lohan’s Attorney Mark Jay Heller, issued the following statement Friday:
“Dina Lohan is a good person. Her life has been dedicated to her four children. She has worked hard her entire life and she has been a “Parent Trapped” with the entire world watching her in a fishbowl with murky water due to no fault of her own.”
“She appreciates the grave seriousness of this matter and is mindful that the Nassau County District Attorney considers these types of cases a top priority. But as an attorney with 45 years of experience, I am confident that as a first time offender, with absolutely no prior record, that the Judicial System will treat Dina Lohan with even-handed fairness.”