Lindsay Lohan sent back to jail in handcuffs

Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:59pm EDT
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By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was led away from a Beverly Hills courtroom in handcuffs on Friday and returned to jail to await a hearing on whether she violated her probation by failing a random drug test.

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ordered the 24-year-old actress, who was convicted in 2007 of drunken driving and cocaine possession, held without bail and set her hearing for October 22.

Spokesmen for the Los Angeles courts and its jails said Lohan would remain behind bars the entire time and would not be released due to overcrowding, as she has been in the past.

In August, the "Mean Girls" actress served two weeks of a 90-day jail sentence and 22 more days in a residential drug treatment program when a different judge ruled she violated probation for the same charge.

After being released from rehab, Lohan was subject to court-ordered drug tests. Late last week, Lohan sent out a series of messages on Twitter admitting she failed a test and saying she was working to overcome her substance abuse.

"Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test, and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before Judge Fox," Lohan tweeted last week.

On Monday, an arrest warrant was issued and Fox ordered she appear in his court on Friday.

Lohan attorney Shawn Chapman Holley was not immediately available to comment.   Continued...

<p>A vehicle believed to be carrying actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California September 24, 2010. A judge on Friday ordered troubled actress Lindsay Lohan returned to jail to await an October 22 hearing on whether she violated terms of her probation by failing a court-ordered drug test. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>