Lindsay Lohan's drinking leads to near arrest

Tue Jun 8, 2010 9:35pm EDT
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan that was quickly revoked in fast-changing set of events after the troubled actress's court-ordered alcohol bracelet detected she had been drinking.

The warrant was recalled when Lohan's representatives posted a portion of a new $200,000 bail amount after the actress was ordered by a judge to forfeit her original $100,000 bail on a 2007 drunken driving charge.

The new measures were taken after Judge Marsha Revel summoned prosecutors and Lohan's lawyer to an emergency meeting in her Beverly Hills court Tuesday afternoon.

Revel said a report from the alcohol monitoring ankle device that she ordered Lohan to wear on May 24 had detected an infringement of the ban on drinking and drugs imposed on the actress.

"She was in violation of the conditions of her bail, so her bail is forfeited," Revel said after the meeting. She set the new bail based on five counts of violating probation. Lohan is due back in court on July 6 where she risks being sentenced to jail time.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said in a statement that ankle bracelet "indicated the presense of a small amount of alcohol on Sunday night."

Holley said she only recently received the report herself and could not "speak to its accuracy or validity, however Ms. Lohan maintains that she has been in complete compliance with all of the terms of her probation and her bail."

Indeed, Lohan took to her Twitter early on Tuesday saying the bracelet, called a SCRAM device, could not have been set off, and she blamed the tabloids and paparazzi for fomenting speculation.   Continued...

<p>Lindsay Lohan arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, June 6, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>