Lindsay Lohan freed after 15 hours in jail
Actress Lindsay Lohan was freed from jail late on Friday night after spending around 15 hours behind bars for evidence of another failed drug test, a Los Angeles-based celebrity website has reported.
The once-promising star was led handcuffed from a Beverly Hills courtroom early in the morning for a third time in three years when a judge found evidence of substance abuse, which would make her a criminal. He ordered Lohan, 24, jailed until an Oct. 22 hearing, but was later reversed by a supervisor.
She was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in the south-central Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood just before midnight, celebrity website TMZ reported.
Friday’s events marked another low point for the former teen idol and star of films like “Freaky Friday” who has become the latest celebrity to fall from showbusiness grace.
During late July and August, the “Mean Girls” actress served two weeks of a 90-day jail sentence and then 22 days in drug rehabilitation after a judge ruled she violated probation on three-year-old charges of drunk driving and cocaine possession.
In 2007, Lohan’s original conviction landed her in jail for less than two hours, and the same charges were at the root of her current troubles when last Friday she admitted on Twitter that a court-ordered drug sample turned up bad.