Lindsay Lohan was ordered by L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet on her ankle at her hearing on Monday, May 24.
Lohan missed her original court date last week in Beverly Hills. Instead, she attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. There are photos from Cannes that show the actress partying on a yacht the day she was supposed to be in court in Beverly Hills. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest then lifted when her lawyer posted the $100,000 bail. Lohan’s lawyer said the actress had every intention of making an appearance on the scheduled court date, but her passport was stolen in Canne, so she couldn’t make it back to L.A. in time.
Lohan showed up to her hearing on Monday 10 minutes late. At her hearing, L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel said Lohan must attend all of her alcohol-education courses. She will also be subject to weekly random drug testing and is forbidden from drinking any alcohol as conditions for Lohan to remain free on bail. Finally, Judge Revel ordered Lohan to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet to ensure she doesn’t drink any alcohol.
The alcohol-monitoring bracelet is called a SCRAM device (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor). This alcohol-monitoring bracelet can detect traces of alcohol through perspiration. Lohan must wear the bracelet at all times. Tampering with the bracelet triggers an alarm to authorities.
Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told Judge Revel that Lohan has “an upcoming number of photo shoots” and was due to begin filming in Texas for an upcoming movie role in a film titled “Machete.” Holley requested that Lohan be allowed to submit to random alcohol testing instead of wearing the bracelet. The judge denied her request.
The only words Lohan spoke in the courtroom Monday were, “Yes, your honor,” when asked if she understood the orders.
This is not the first time she has worn an alcohol-monitoring bracelet. Lohan voluntarily wore one three years ago following her first DUI arrest.
Lohan has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges. Judge Revel set a probation violation hearing for July 6 to address Lohan’s to determine if her failure to appear in court last week was a violation of her probation. If Lohan is found to be in violation of her probation she could face jail time.
“I don’t see what reason I would go to prison for. I’ve been more than compliant with everything having to do with the court system,” the Lindsay Lohan tells Hollywood.TV in a video interview released before her court appearance Monday.
Actress Lindsay Lohan is best known for her roles in the movies “Mean Girls” and “The Parent Trap.”