During a brief appearance Jan. 7 at Nassau First District Court in Hempstead, Judge Andrew M. Engel said Lohan, 51, of Merrick, followed the court’s previous referral that she seeks an alcohol and substance abuse evaluation through the Nassau County Probation Department.
In the court-ordered evaluation, probation officials recommended Lohan complete a 12-session counseling series which includes “random toxicology monitoring,” the judge said.
Dan Bagnuola, a court spokesman, said Lohan has already completed six of the counseling sessions and is expected to finish the other six sessions before her next court date.
As Examiner.com reported after her last court appearance in November, Lohan is looking to resolve her drunken driving and speeding charges in connection with her arrest in September 2013. State Police said at the time that Lohan had a blood-alcohol-content of more than twice the legal limit when she pulled over for traveling 77 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Officials have said Lohan’s lawyer, Mark Heller, is working on hammering out a deal with prosecutors and the judge to resolve the case. She was referred by a judge in November to begin performing community service with a potential for leniency in her case.
Lohan and her attorney both declined to comment Tuesday on the possibility of an impending guilty plea.
However, court officials said they expect there may be a disposition in the case by her next court appearance in March, which could mean a full resolution to the criminal case.
Lohan will be back in court on March 4.