Troubled Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan sobbed and pleaded in court but a judge still slapped her with 90 days in jail for violating probation in two 2007 drunken driving cases.
Lohan was ordered not to drink alcohol, drive a vehicle with any drugs or alcohol in her system, drive without a valid driver’s license and insurance, or deny any field sobriety tests.
The actress, 24, also was ordered Tuesday to participate in a 90-day in-patient substance abuse program. “I’m not taking this as a joke and this is my life. This is my career and everything I’ve worked for for my whole life,” Lohan pleaded with Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel.
Revel likened Lohan to “someone who cheats and only thinks it’s cheating if she gets caught.” Revel announced: “the court doesn’t buy that this time.” Once a promising young A-list actress whose career since has spun off course, Lohan has been known to audiences for years.
After Revel sentenced Lohan, the actress, sometime singer and fashion muse burst into tears, plunging her face into her hands or sobbing on her lawyer’s shoulder. The judge ordered Lohan to begin serving her jail term July 20.
Los Angeles, July 7, 2010 (AFP)