Report: Lindsay Lohan's alcohol-monitoring bracelet went off on MTV Movie Awards night -- now what?
Our crime-chasing brethren over at L.A. Now are reporting that Lindsay Lohan's alcohol-monitoring bracelet -- not pictured at left -- went off Sunday night, alerting authorities, according to a source familiar with the case.
Now, we're not referring to any blinking red lights folks might have seen, or thought they saw, while the actress was hitting an MTV Movie Awards after-party. A Ministry source noted Lohan's ankle device blinking furiously through her black boots at Hollywood's Las Palmas nightclub, but a call to the SCRAM folks confirmed that the blinking merely meant data was transmitting to Alcohol Monitoring Services.
Does an alert automatically mean the person wearing the bracelet has been boozing? Nope. Spilling alcohol on the device or tampering with it will also trigger a report. The SCRAM folks have an oddly hypnotic video (click where it says "watch the video") showing a person sliding a playing card between the bracelet and the leg as an example of a tampering technique.
The video also shows how different incidents appear to those monitoring a person's results. Because the device monitors alcohol levels in perspiration over time, downing a few mojitos looks different than what happens after a spill or after, say, a person stows any spare playing cards that might not fit into an evening bag.
-- Christie D'Zurilla and Matt Donnelly
Photos: So, yeah, when people said they were hoping for a picture of Lindsay Lohan's "bracelet" on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet Sunday night, this isn't exactly the one they meant. Credits: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.