Lindsay Lohan Surrenders to Santa Monica Police in Plea Deal

By: Los Angeles Times Email
By: Los Angeles Times Email

(Los Angeles Times)- Lindsay Lohan has surrendered to Santa Monica police after her no-contest plea to charges related to a Pacific Coast Highway car crash.

Lohan had her mug shot taken Tuesday, but she was not held.

The booking was largely a formality after a judge sentenced her to five days in jail as part of a plea agreement. The time will be served during her 90-day stint in a rehabilitation facility.

The "Mean Girls" star avoided jail in a last-minute deal by pleading no contest last month to misdemeanor reckless driving and providing false information to police.

A charge of willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer was dismissed. In addition to spending 90 days in rehab, she must also spend 18 months in psychotherapy and serve 30 days of community service.

In pleading no contest, Lohan admitted that she had violated her probation in a 2011 shoplifting case.

Lohan also caught up with David Letterman during an appearance on his CBS talk show Tuesday, saying her upcoming three-month stay in rehab is a blessing, not a curse.

Lohan, 26, is being required to spend the time in rehab as part of her sentence for lying to Santa Monica Police about who was driving a Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway that collided with a truck.

Letterman asked the actress, “Aren’t you supposed to be in rehab now?”

Lohan replied, “Do you not watch anything that goes on? May 2.”

Letterman asked how many times she’s been in rehab, to which she responded, “Several.”

Lohan quickly noted that Letterman's line of questioning had not been part of the pre-interview for her appearance on the show, in advance of her new movie, "Scary Movie 5."

But she then explained her feelings: “I’m the happiest when I’m working, and the healthiest. And I think [rehab] is an opportunity for me to, you know, focus on what I love in life.

"And I don’t think it’s a bad thing," she said. "I think it’s a blessing ... and not a curse.”

Letterman asked whether Lohan has “addiction problems.” She replied that he sounded like Dr. Phil.

In sentencing Lohan to rehab, a Los Angeles judge directed her not to leave the facility for any reason. The center does not have to be locked, but the judge made it clear that Lohan's probation would be violated if she left at any time.

Officials will be monitoring her progress.

After the sentencing, her attorney, Mark Heller, said, "I'm very confident that you won't be seeing Lindsay Lohan in any criminal courts any time in the future."

He added: "She has fully recognized all of the issues that have to be addressed, and I'm very confident she'll be able to move forward in her life with dignity, pride and respect."

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