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Lindsay Lohan's alcohol monitoring bracelet alarm goes off on night of MTV awards, source says

June 8, 2010 | 12:01 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/30/lindsay_lohan_3.jpgLindsay Lohan’s court-ordered alcohol-monitoring bracelet's alarm went off Sunday evening, alerting authorities, according to a source familiar with the case.

The source said it's unclear why the alarm went off. The device alerts a monitoring company if it is tampered with or the person wearing consumes alcohol. The monitoring company reports to the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Superior Court judge in Beverly Hills who is handling Lohan's case.

Details of the incident were unclear. Lohan attended the MTV Movie Awards the night the device when off.

Judge Marsha Revel will then decide whether the alarm constitutes a violation of the actress' bail agreement related to a probation violation on a 2007 drunk driving case. Revel ordered Lohan to wear the bracelet and told her not to consume alcohol.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to speak about the case.

Revel could order the immediate revocation of the 23-year-old actress’ bail and send Lohan to jail if she determines she violated the conditions of her release.

The bracelet checks for traces of alcohol in the perspiration of the user. Any effort to tamper with the 10-ounce device immediately sends out an alert. The device was fitted on Lohan’s ankle at the courthouse following a May 24 hearing. 

Her attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

--Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Los Angeles Times