Dina Lohan must undergo treatment evaluation post-DUI arrest, says judge

Dina Lohan appears at court in Hempstead, N.Y., after her arrest on Sept. 12 for allegedly driving while intoxicated and speeding.

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Dina Lohan appears at court in Hempstead, N.Y., after her arrest on Sept. 12 for allegedly driving while intoxicated and speeding.

Before Dina Lohan can fully get into the spirit of the holiday season, she must first undergo a court-ordered treatment evaluation, reports Newsday.

Lindsay Lohan‘s mom reported to court Thursday to face DUI charges, and in addition to the evaluation, Judge Andrew Engel also advised her to seek out community service as a way to potentially make her case stronger.

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Lohan, 51, previously pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence in September. Still, she had to fork over her driver’s license.

Dina Lohan in September with attorney Mark Heller, who attributed her troubles to stresses inflicted on her by the media.

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Dina Lohan in September with attorney Mark Heller, who attributed her troubles to stresses inflicted on her by the media.

She was reportedly pulled over by police on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island on Sept. 12 for speeding — she was supposedly doing 77 mph in a 55 mph zone — and appearing to be intoxicated. After she underwent testing, cops reported she had a blood alcohol level of 0.20, more than twice the legal limit.

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But Lohan’s attorney, Mark Heller, blames the media for her carelessness.

“The circumstances leading to Dina’s arrest were largely impacted by ongoing daily stresses caused by you folks, the paparazzi, media attention and distorted tabloid character profiles,” he previously read from a statement.

Lohan’s mug shot. Her attorney said she is now ‘free of any alcohol or substance issues.’

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Lohan’s mug shot. Her attorney said she is now ‘free of any alcohol or substance issues.’

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“After meeting Dina and her family and witnessing the care, compassion and concern shared between family members, it is my hope that the courts will take the circumstances and challenges of Dina’s lifestyle under consideration in prosecuting this case,” he continued.

Heller added that Lohan is “free of any alcohol or substance issues,” although the judge wants to be certain by having her receive a professional evaluation.

While Lohan will face her next day in court at the start of the new year, on Jan. 7, she is attempting to gear up for holiday celebrations for the time being.

“Right now Dina is focusing on preparing a turkey for her beautiful family,” Heller said.

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