Lindsay Lohan violated court order, judge issues new arrest warrant [Updated]
A Beverly Hills judge Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for actress Lindsay Lohan and ordered her to post $200,000 bail to avoid detention because she violated a court order that directed her to not consume alcohol and to wear an alcohol-detection device.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel made the announcement after a hastily-called session in her chambers with the prosecutor and Lohan’s attorney Tuesday afternoon.
The hearing was called after the alcohol detection device on her ankle sent a report indicating the presence of alcohol late Sunday after the MTV Movie Awards.
The judge in court, however, did not specify how Lohan violated the court order given May 24.
Revel doubled Lohan’s bail from $100,000 to $200,000 pending a July 6 hearing on whether she violated the terms of her probation in a 2007 driving under the influence arrest. [Updated, 5:15 p.m.: A bail bondsman said he posted the $200,000 on behalf of Lohan.]
Lohan is expected to surrender to authorities Wednesday and be released on bail.
The ankle monitor issues an alert when it is tampered with or when the person wearing it drinks alcohol.
-- Andrew Blankstein in Beverly Hills
Credit: L.A. Times file