Dina Lohan arrested for DWI: Lindsay Lohan's mother's long history of run-ins with the law continues

Dina Lohan refused to take a sobriety test and was arrested under a felony charge. This is not the first time she's been on the wrong side of the law.


                            Dina Lohan arrested for DWI: Lindsay Lohan's mother's long history of run-ins with the law continues
Dina Lohan (Getty Images)

Dina Lohan, mother of Lindsay Lohan was arrested on Saturday night, January 11, while driving under the influence near her Long Island home. Lohan has been arrested before and seems to have been on the wrong side of the law more than once.

Lohan, 57, was arrested Saturday night at around 6:30 pm after she rear-ended a car and fled the scene. The driver ended up following Lohan to her home and called the cops. Lohan refused to take a sobriety test and was arrested under a felony charge. The Nassau County Police confirmed the arrest. There, a Nassau County police officer approached Lohan in her car. The officer stated in a deposition that her eyes were bloodshot, her speech was slurred and her breath smelled of alcohol. Lohan stepped out of her car and "fell to the ground on her face," according to the complaint, before accusing the officer of pushing her.  The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star was also driving with a suspended license. 

This is not the first time Lohan has been arrested for a DWI - she was convicted of a DWI less than 10 years ago for which she was arrested in September 2013. She was driving 22 mph over the actual speed limit with a 0.2% blood alcohol level which is twice the legal limit. Her sentence involved her having to forfeit her license for a year and perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to the crime. She was also fined $3000.

“I’ll never be back here again,” she told Newsday after pleading guilty in April 2014. “You can quote me on that one.”

On the recent charges,  Lohan appeared in court on Sunday morning, January 12, and was represented by an attorney, Mark Heller. She is expected to be in court again on January 15, 2020. Heller told PEOPLE, in a statement, "Dina Lohan and I appeared in the First District Court today. We entered a plea of not guilty to all of the charges. We will be back in court this coming Wednesday, and we look forward to contesting the claims that have been made against her, which include a drunk driving charge."

Heller added that Lohan had been charged with “drunk driving, unlicensed operator, unregistered operator, leaving the scene of an accident and several other violations of the vehicle traffic law, in conjunction with a felony charge of drunk driving.”

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