May 20, 2010 / 4:15 PM / 8 years ago

Calif. judge issues arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - A Beverly Hills judge on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for actress Lindsay Lohan after she failed to show up for a probation hearing over a 2007 drunken driving case.

Judge Marsha Revel had ordered the 23 year-old actress to make a personal appearance in her court after reports that she had missed some alcohol education classes imposed in the 2007 case.

Lohan’s lawyer told the court the actress was stranded in France because her passport had been lost or stolen during a trip to the Cannes film festival.

“She has to take this seriously. I warned her before,” Revel replied. She also ordered Lohan to undergo random drug testing once a week on her return.

Lohan, the star of “Mean Girls” and “The Parent Trap”, had been at risk of being sentenced to jail time if Revel deemed she had violated the terms of her probation.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis, Editing by Christine Kearney

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