Lindsay Lohan released from jail into rehab

Tue Aug 3, 2010 3:04am EDT
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By Lisa Baertlein

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from jail under the cover of darkness early Monday after serving 13 days of a 90-day sentence and whisked straight into a rehabilitation program.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Benjamin Grubb said Lohan left the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, south Los Angeles, at 1:35 a.m. (0835 GMT), managing to evade the dozens of paparazzi waiting outside for her.

"In line with the court order, she is now under the jurisdiction of a treatment program," Grubb told Reuters.

Lohan, 24, whose promising career has fallen foul to several years of Hollywood partying, was sentenced last month after violating her probation on a 2007 drunk-driving charge by missing a string of alcohol education classes.

She booked into the all-female jail on July 20 and was placed in solitary confinement but her sentence was reduced for good behavior and under early-release programs to combat overcrowding in Los Angeles' budget-strapped jail system.

Her sentence mandated that she begin an immediate 90-day stint in rehab on her release from jail. According to celebrity website, Lohan will be treated for bipolar disorder and an addiction to amphetamines.

Both TMZ and rival outlet said Lohan would head to a facility operated by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Hospital System in West Los Angeles.

Lohan's representative was not immediately available to comment.   Continued...

<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse July 20, 2010, to surrender for a 90-day jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation on drunk driving charges by missing alcohol education classes in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>