Warrant for Lindsay Lohan recalled after bond posted
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge on Thursday recalled an arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan, hours after it was issued.
Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said bond was posted for Lohan later Thursday, and the warrant was recalled. The $100,000 bond was ordered as the judge sought to make sure Lohan shows up for her next court date.
Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued the arrest warrant Thursday after the 23-year-old actress missed a mandatory court hearing. She was due in court for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007.
Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said Lohan’s passport was stolen while in Cannes and she was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for Thursday’s hearing.
Lohan had been subject to arrest upon returning to Los Angeles.
Holley said Lohan would be back in the United States by this evening. Revel wasn’t satisfied, saying the star has a history of missing scheduled appointments.
“If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here,” Revel said.
The judge then revoked Lohan’s probation, issued the arrest warrant and imposed several conditions to her bail. Lohan will be prohibited from drinking any alcohol, required to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet and submit to random weekly drug testing.
Revel said there’s probably cause to believe that Lohan has violated her probation. A formal hearing will be held to determine whether the star is in compliance with the court’s conditions.
No court date has been set.
Lohan has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges. The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year.
Despite spending 84 minutes in jail and performing mandatory service at the county morgue, Lohan has struggled repeatedly with the terms of her sentence. In October, a judge extended her probation for another year, and a prosecutor warned the actress she faced jail time if she violated her probation.
The extension was the third time Lohan escaped punishment after her alcohol-education program notified the court the actress had violated its rules. Two of the instances were described as misunderstandings; the third was chalked up to a busy work schedule.
In a video posted Monday on the celebrity website Hollywood.TV, Lohan said she’s “been in compliance more than ever” with the terms of her probation and could complete the required alcohol-education classes in “about two and a half weeks.”
Holley said after the hearing that Lohan has completed 10 of the 13 required alcohol-education classes. Holley said the actress went to Cannes to work on a movie, adding, “It’s her job.”