Alcohol monitor placed on Lindsay Lohan at Beverly Hills courthouse
A Los Angeles County judge Monday imposed a strict regime of drug testing and alcohol monitoring on actress Lindsay Lohan and said she will have to delay filming a movie in Texas because the checks must be done locally.
Judge Marsha N. Revel, at a hearing in Beverly Hills conducted because Lohan missed a mandatory court appearance last week, immediately forbade the actress from consuming alcohol, and ordered that she submit to random drug testing, attend alcohol-treatment classes weekly and wear an alcohol-testing device.
The 10-ounce ankle device, known as a secure continuous remote alcohol monitor, was put on Lohan at the courthouse.
Lohan missed an appearance in her probation hearing for driving under the influence because she said her passport had been stolen at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
At Monday's hearing, Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told Revel the actress needed to travel to Texas to shoot a movie and wanted to submit to random alcohol testing there instead.
"She is going to have to delay that for now," Revel said. "The drug testing is going to be here."
Lohan, 23, wearing a dark suit and a white blouse, was asked if she agreed to the new probation terms. After conferring with Holley, she agreed. Revel reminded Lohan "a missed test is the same as a dirty test."
Revel said the only excuse for missing an alcohol-treatment program is a drug test. The judge also set July 6 to decide whether Lohan has violated probation and failed to comply with her alcohol-treatment program.
-- Richard Winton
Photo: Actress Lindsay Lohan, left, is shown in court with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley during a hearing Monday in Beverly Hills. Credit: Jae C. Hong