Lindsay Lohan hopes for new life after rehab, jail

Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:34pm EDT
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh out of rehab and keen for a new beginning, Lindsay Lohan was ordered on Wednesday to continue drug counseling, submit to random testing and remain in Los Angeles until at least November 1.

A Beverly Hills court judge said the actress, who was released two months early from a residential rehab program, must be tested twice a week for drugs and alcohol and attend behavioral therapy classes twice a week.

Any positive results from the random drug and alcohol tests could see her back in jail for 30 days, Superior Court judge Elden Fox said, setting out new probation rules for Lohan.

Fox ordered another hearing on November1, at which point Lohan would be allowed to leave Los Angeles if all goes well.

Lohan, 24, was whisked out the back door of a Los Angeles rehab unit on Tuesday just 22 days into a three-month program ordered by the court for violating probation in a 2007 drunk driving and cocaine possession case.

The "Mean Girls" actress was released from jail earlier this month after serving 13 days of a 90-day sentence.

"She is looking forward to beginning anew and having a productive life and schedule," Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley told reporters after Wednesday's hearing, which Lohan did not attend.

"She has changed. She is healthy, clear-headed positive and looking forward," the lawyer said, adding that Lohan "has complied with all that has been asked of her."   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>