Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty To DWI On Long Island
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dina Lohan, the mother of oft-troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, pleaded guilty Tuesday to drunken driving on Long Island.
Dina Lohan was stopped by police on the Northern State Parkway on Sept. 12, 2013, for allegedly driving 77 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police. A breath test revealed her blood-alcohol level to be .20 percent — more than twice the legal limit, police said.
She initially pleaded not guilty to the charges about two weeks after her arrest. But she admitted to the allegations in front of a judge Tuesday in Nassau County District Court, likely ensuring she’ll avoid jail time.
Dina Lohan, who lives in Merrick, Long Island, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated and speeding.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, she is expected to be sentenced June 3 to a conditional discharge and 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay more than $3,000 in fines, the Nassau County district attorney’s office said. She also is expected to be required to install an interlock device on her car for one year and be ordered to participate in a drunken driver program and victims impact panel.
“This being the first day of Passover, Dina Lohan was very gratified to receive an offer that we could not pass over – no jail, no probation and the opportunity to resume her driving privileges,” her lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, said in a prepared statement. “She felt this was a great start to the Holy Week.”
Dina Lohan, 51, began attending substance abuse counseling following her arrest.
Lindsay Lohan has had her own history of substance-abuse problems. The “Mean Girls” actress pleaded guilty to drunken driving in 2007 and has been in and out of drug rehab for years.
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