Lindsay Avoids Jail
But she has to spend Christmas in rehab after failing a drugs test...
Lindsay Lohanhas avoided a return to jail after a failed drugs test, but she has another lengthy rehab stint ahead of her.
The troubled starlet failed a random drugs test in September, just after being released from jail, and voluntarily checked herself into the Betty Ford rehab clinic. She appeared in court on October 22 to hear if she would be sent back to jail for violating probation, but instead a lengthy rehab stay was ordered.
Judge Fox told Lindsay she must stay in rehab until January 3, 2011, a date chosen to ensure the star doesn’t feel tempted to go on a NYE bender. "You're staying (in rehab) past the New Year's – there's a reason for that," the judge said, adding that if Lindsay fails any further drugs tests, she will be sent to jail for 180 days.
"I'm not going to be manipulated," Judge Fox said. "You are an addict. I think you have to change your lifestyle," she told Lindsay, warning the star she could "destroy what is a very lucrative career and profession".
Apparently no one was more surprised by the relatively light setence than Lindsay’s mother Dina – TMZ reports that Mama Lohan expected the judge to send her daughter back to prison.