FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Lindsay Lohan’s mother is facing an aggravated drunken driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island.
State police say Dina Lohan, 50, was stopped in Nassau County late Thursday night after troopers clocked her driving a BMW at 77 mph in a 55-mph zone.
She took a breath test that pegged her blood-alcohol level at 0.20 percent, police said. That’s more than twice New York’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Lohan was brought to a state police barracks in Farmingdale, issued tickets for driving while intoxicated and speeding and then released to a “sober third party,” state police said in a news release. She is due in court Sept. 24.
Police called an ambulance and had medics examine Lohan after she complained that she’d been hurt during the arrest. No injuries were found and Lohan subsequently recanted the claim, police said.
Her lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, issued a statement Friday that called Lohan “a good person” and said she “appreciates the grave seriousness of this matter and is mindful that the Nassau County District Attorney consider these types of cases a top priority.”
“I am confident that as a first time offender, with absolutely no prior record, that the judicial system will treat Dina Lohan with even-handed fairness.”
The traffic stop happened on the Northern State Parkway about 25 miles east of New York City and about nine miles from Lohan’s home in Merrick.
Judge orders Zadora to get counseling
LAS VEGAS – A judge on Thursday ordered singer-actress Pia Zadora to complete alcohol and impulse control counseling. The entertainer, whose career peaked in the 1980s, was arrested in May after police say she sprayed her teenage son with a hose in an attempt to get him to go to bed.
A Las Vegas judge told Zadora that she’ll face 30 days in jail if she fails to seek help, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Zadora was charged with domestic abuse and coercion after a disturbance that began with her attempt to hustle the 16-year-old boy to bed. Zadora told police she thought he was calling the authorities to avoid his bedtime.
– From news service reports