Lindsay Lohan ordered to jail; judge rules there will be no electronic monitoring, house arrest to reduce sentence
A judge in Beverly Hills ordered actress Lindsay Lohan to jail Tuesday morning and said there would be no electronic monitoring or house arrest that could reduce her 90-day sentence.
Lohan listened to the judge's orders soberly, a contrast to the last hearing in which she sobbed as the judge handed down the sentence for violating probation in a 2007 drunk-driving conviction.
Lohan will now be transported from the Beverly Hills courthouse to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood to serve her sentence.
By order of the court, cameras were turned off when Lohan was taken into custody inside the courtroom.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel earlier this month sentenced Lohan to jail, saying she had lied repeatedly to authorities and failed to attend weekly alcohol education classes that the court required when she pleaded guilty to the drunk-driving charge
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has not said exactly how long it plans to incarcerate Lohan, but authorities have said it could amount to 25% of her sentence.
Some speculate it could be even less, given jail overcrowding and the relatively minor nature of Lohan's probation violation.
-- Richard Winton and Abby Sewell in Beverly Hills and Sam Allen in Lynwood
Photo: Lindsay Lohan appears in court in Beverly Hills as she surrenders for a 90-day jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation on drunk-driving charges. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
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