In a not so surprising reversal from her earlier stance, troubled actress Lindsey Lohan has accepted a plea deal at a courtroom in Los Angeles. The decision came after Ms. Lohan arrived 48 minutes late due to missing two previous flights from New York to Los Angeles.
Ms. Lohan pled no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court on charges of reckless driving and lying to cops stemming from the car crash she was involved in last June on the Pacific Coast Highway, on her way to the set of her TV movie, "Liz and Dick". She was alleged to be behind the wheel of the Porsche that hit the back of a truck and then claimed she was a passenger, not the driver. The truck driver whose vehicle was hit from behind, also appeared today in court.
According to TMZ, the terms of the agreement include 90 days in a lockdown rehabilitation center, rumored to be in New York City and a mandatory five days in jail. However TMZ reports that it’s unlikely she will spend any time behind bars. Her rehabilitation will be subject to drug testing and LA Superior Court Judge James Dabney implored her not use drugs or drive a vehicle. Lindsey Lohan also admitted to violating her probation, stemming from her jewelry theft case in Venice, California, where she allegedly stole a necklace from a jewelry store.
After the hearing, Lindsey Lohan’s attorney Mark Heller said to reporters, the public will not see Ms. Lohan in court again anytime in the future. He further added that Ms. Lohan will benefit society with “the community service she plans to pursue.” Before he wrapped up his appearance outside the court, he said Lindsey had indicated to him she was extremely gratified with the result.