7 July 2010
The Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. A judge in California ruled that she had violated probation, following a drug case three years ago.
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In 2007 Lindsay Lohan pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two drunk driving charges.
She went to jail but spent only 84 minutes behind bars. She was also ordered to complete a series of alcohol education courses.
But she failed to do them on time and missed a number of meetings. When the judge announced that she was now sentencing Lohan to 90 days in jail, the actress burst into tears.
She isn't required to go to jail until July 20th but when she's released she'll have to enter an inpatient rehabilitation programme.
Peter Bowes, BBC News, Los Angeles
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- pleaded guilty
- under the influence of
- no contest
a legal plea where someone neither admits guilt nor claims innocence of the charges
- drunk driving
driving a car after having consumed too much alcohol
- behind bars
- alcohol education courses
classes which teach and advise about the use and misuse of alcohol
- on time
at the expected hour
imposing a punishment
- burst into tears
- inpatient rehabilitation programme
a course to help people rejoin society after receiving medical care