Lindsay Lohan back in LA for Monday court showdown
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan returned to Los Angeles from France on Saturday night, two days after missing a probation hearing that caused a judge to briefly issue a warrant for her arrest.
Wearing dark hat and sunglasses, Lohan, 23, flew into Los Angeles and gave the slip to many of the paparazzi who had been stalking around the air terminal all day, according to media reports, after a week of partying at the Cannes film festival.
The "Mean Girls" actress missed a court hearing in Beverly Hills on Monday for failing to complete alcohol education classes imposed for a 2007 drunken driving case, angering the judge overseeing her case. She blamed a stolen passport.
But Judge Marsha Revel issued an arrest warrant for Lohan on Thursday, and later it was revoked after her legal team posted bail of $100,000.
The judge said Lohan must now undergo random drug and alcohol testing, get fitted with an alcohol monitoring bracelet and not drink any alcohol until she turns up in court.
Revel extended Lohan's probation last October and warned her then that she risked being sent to jail. The alcohol education classes are part of the actress's sentence for a 2007 arrest for drunken driving, reckless driving and driving under the influence of cocaine.
Lohan was considered one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses after films like "Freaky Friday" and "Bobby". But despite three stints in rehab in 2007, her movie career has slumped and her frequent night-clubbing has become a staple of celebrity gossip columns.
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