After her DWI arrest last week, prosecutors want to throw the book at Dina Lohan. Thank god she is immune to books. Dina had a court date today and Page Six reports that if prosecutors have their way, Dina will spend up to 6 months in jail with 5 months probation. And that’s them being generous and only if she agrees to plead guilty. This is a felony charge she’s facing since it’s not her first offense. Dina’s accused of “drunkenly fleeing“ the scene after t-boning another car in the parking lot of an Outback Steakhouse. Dina was chased down by the person whose car she hit as well as the cops, and later refused to take a sobriety test after falling on her face (though she claims the arresting officer pushed her). The good news is her lawyer talked to the judge today, and the judge agreed to adjourn her case for a month so they can look into treatment programs. Which is very generous of Dina because Dina’s daughter Lindsay Lohan knows a lot of very important people who know how to make problems disappear.
Even though Dina swore up and down that she only had one glass of wine (at Outback?! With all those world famous cocktails? Wallaby-Darned!), it sounds like she may be willing to let the cop who shoved her to the ground off with a warning, in the cold hard light of the Nassau County courthouse. No need to involve the Saudis. Yet.
Dina Lohan appeared in Nassau County court for a hearing at which Judge Patricia Harrington held a brief sidebar conference at the request of defense lawyer Mark Jay Heller.
Following the off-the-record discussion, Harrington told Lohan that she was adjourning the case until Feb. 27 “to investigate possible dispositions and programs that might be available to you.”
Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Wolff said she was seeking a sentence of six months in jail and five years of probation.
Now, I would need to hear this directly out of Lindsay’s mouth, preferably in the form of a mid-tempo dance track, before I believe it. But Page Six says that Dina’s in such hot water (let’s face it, a celebrity DWI where only the alleged perpetrator is hurt, rarely seems to involve more than a perfunctory slap on the wrist) because this is her second DWI, plus some other fun white lady crimes.
She was also slapped with five other charges, including driving while her license was suspended for failure to pay nearly $14,000 in state taxes.
Lindsay is usually such an outspoken defender of her family. It makes you wonder what she’s been up to during this tumultuous time for her mother.
Apparently, just chillin’. Wait, was this all an elaborate ploy to get Lindsay a paid sponsorship for Chili’s? If so, I’m impressed.