Judge issues arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan

Tue Jun 8, 2010 7:47pm EDT
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for actress Lindsay Lohan for violating the terms of her probation following an emergency meeting with lawyers in her 2007 drunken driving case.

Judge Marsha Revel also set a new bail amount of $200,000 for the actress, a court spokesman said. It is likely that the arrest warrant will be withdrawn once Lohan or her representatives posts bail.

Judge Revel called the emergency meeting in her Beverly Hills court following reports, which were denied by Lohan, that her alcohol-monitoring bracelet was set off this past weekend.

Lohan, who was ordered by Revel two weeks ago to wear the SCRAM bracelet after missing a drunken driving probation hearing, tweeted on her account: "My scram wasn't set off-it's physically impossible considering I've nothing for it to go off-All of these false reports are absolutely wrong."

But early this week, reports citing unnamed sources surfaced on celebrity websites and in tabloids saying the actress was drinking alcohol after Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

By Tuesday, those reports said her SCRAM bracelet sent out a notification to its monitoring company that Lohan had alcohol in her blood, and the company told the court.

Those reports could not be immediately confirmed, and the court spokesman said only that the arrest warrant "was precipitated by non-compliance" of terms of Lohan's probation.

In 2007, the 23-year-old was charged with reckless driving, drunken driving, and driving under the influence of cocaine. A judge gave her a sentence that included probation and mandatory attendance at alcohol education classes.   Continued...