Distraught Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days jail

Tue Jul 6, 2010 7:44pm EDT
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By Jill Serjeant

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - A distraught Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday after a judge ruled that she had violated her probation by missing a string of alcohol education classes imposed for a 2007 drunk driving arrest.

Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel ordered the "Mean Girls" star to report for jail on July 20. She also ordered Lohan to attend a 90-day residential substance abuse program once she has completed her sentence.

Lohan, 24, whose once promising movie career has foundered in recent years, sobbed loudly on hearing the sentence. She had earlier tearfully begged the judge for forgiveness, saying she was taking her alcohol education classes seriously.

"I am not taking this as a joke. This is my life. It is my career. It is something I have worked for all my life," the actress pleaded.

But judge Revel's court heard otherwise. Lohan, who did three stints in rehab in 2007, missed seven alcohol education classes over the past six months and had not attended her meetings once a week, as clearly instructed by the judge.

"I did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up," Lohan told Revel, her voice croaking with emotion. "I was working...I was working with children, I wasn't taking it as a joke...I wanted to come back and make you happy."

The alcohol education classes were imposed for two, 2007 drunken driving and cocaine possession arrests. Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail in that year as part of her sentence and was given three years probation.

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<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan reacts beside her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley (R) as Judge Marsha Revel rules that Lohan had violated her probation on a 2007 drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills, California July 6, 2010. REUTERS/David McNew/Pool</p>