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No jail time for Dina Lohan in drunken driving case

Dina Lohan (C) appears with her attorney Mark Heller at Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead.
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Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, has performed community service and will now need to drive with an alcohol-detecting interlock device following her plea for driving drunk on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island, prosecutors said after she was sentenced in court Tuesday.

The 51-year-old celebrity mom pleaded guilty in April to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated and was given a conditional discharge and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, attend a drunken driving class and install ignition interlock devices on every car she owns or drives. A spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney’s office said Lohan has already completed her community service work. A court spokesman could not immediately say where Lohan served her sentence or what the volunteer work entailed.

As part of the judge’s ruling, Lohan’s license will be revoked for one year, but she may be eligible to apply for a conditional license that would allow her to drive in limited circumstances. However, every time she gets behind the wheel – for a year– Lohan will be required to use an ignition interlock device that measures her blood-alcohol-content before starting the car. It was unclear if any of the devices have been installed.

The plea deal completely resolves Lohan’s drunken driving and speeding charges after she was arrested in September 2013 along the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County. At the time, state troopers said she had a blood-alcohol-content more than twice the legal limit and was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone. According to a police report, she had glassy eyes, impaired speech and smelled of alcohol. Cops said she also admitted to consuming several glasses of wine and failed three filed sobriety tests.

Her attorney, Mark Heller, has said an assessment found Lohan was “free of any alcohol or substance problems.” He said she suffered from “an ongoing stress” caused by paparazzi and media attention, which he contended contributed to the circumstances surrounding her arrest. In addition to performing community service, Lohan was ordered to pay more than $3,000 in fees and court surcharges.

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