Lindsay Lohan’s Soft Time in Lockup Nearing an End
Lindsay Lohan could be sprung from jail as early as today, but she is expected to check into a 90-day inpatient addiction treatment center in Costa Mesa within 24 hours of her release.
The 24-year-old actress, jailed for violating her probation on a pair of 2007 drunken driving arrests and possessing cocaine, may also be released tomorrow or Monday.
Under the sheriff’s early release policy, Lohan, who surrendered to Beverly Hills Judge Marsha Revel July 20, was expected to do 13 days of 90-day sentence at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.
She is in a private cell for her own protection.
For Lohans first few days in jail, Alexis Neiers — an alleged member of the “Bling Ring’ celebrity burglary crew that targeted Lohan’s home — was in a cell next to Lohan.
Nonviolent female offenders generally serve about 25 percent of their sentences, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
Lohan, an asthma sufferer and cigarette smoker, was not allowed to smoke behind bars.
According to TMZ.com, Lohan is expected to be a patient at the Costa Mesa branch of Morningside Recovery, which is based in Newport Beach.
The Costa Mesa location is undergoing a $220,000 makeover in time for Lohan’s check-in,
Lohan — her parents separated in 2005, and the divorce was finalized in 2007 — has been treated at other addiction centers dating back to early 2007, when she spent 30 days at the Wonderland Center in Laurel Canyon.
But she was in trouble by springtime that year.
On May 26, 2007, Lohan crashed a 12-cylinder Mercedes-Benz into a hedge along Sunset Boulevard near the Beverly Hills Hotel and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Some cocaine also was found in the car.
Two months later she was arrested in Santa Monica on suspicion of driving under the
influence, and some cocaine was found in the jeans she was wearing.
That August, Lohan pleaded no contest to two counts each of drunken driving and being under the influence of cocaine, and one count of reckless driving.
She was sentenced to a day in jail — but spent a total of 84 minutes at the Century Regional Detention Facility — and was placed on three years probation.
Lohan’s probation was later extended for a year after she missed some alcohol-education classes while making a movie in Texas.
Lohan ran afoul of the judge again when she missed a scheduled court hearing in May because she was at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
She said her passport had been stolen.
Revel ultimately found her guilty of violating her probation by failing to attend the alcohol education classes on the schedule mandated by the court.“