Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 09/14/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Lindsay Lohan's mother is facing an aggravated drunken driving charge in New York following a traffic stop on Long Island.
State police say Dina Lohan, 50, was stopped on the Northern State Parkway in Nassau County at 11 p.m. Thursday after troopers clocked her driving a BMW at 77 mph (124 km/h) in a 55-mph (88 km/h) zone.
She took a breath test that pegged her blood-alcohol level at 0.20 per cent, police said. That's more than twice New York's legal limit of 0.08 per cent.
Lohan was brought to a state police barracks in Farmingdale, issued tickets for driving while intoxicated and speeding then released to a "sober third party," state police said in a news release. She is due in court Sept. 24.
Police called an ambulance and had medics examine Lohan after she complained she had been hurt during the arrest. No injuries were found and Lohan subsequently recanted the claim, police said.
Phone calls and emails seeking comment from a lawyer and publicist who have represented Lohan in the past weren't immediately returned.
The traffic stop happened about 40 kilometres east of New York City and about 15 kilometres from Lohan's home in Merrick.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 14, 2013 G2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Sarah Silverman jokes Kate Beckinsale is a 'pig'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer released
John Cleese slams political correctness
Russell Brand takes swipe at Katy Perry
Katie Holmes is a 'risk-taker'
Olly Murs' life-changing relationship
Nick Lachey not in contact with Jessica Simpson
Abigail Breslin slams ex Michael Clifford
Mickey Rourke to return to boxing at 62
Kristen Stewart: Actors are isolated
Burt Reynolds to sell memorabilia
Eddie Redmayne's fear of failure
Snooki to marry this weekend
Drew Barrymore cited for jaywalking
Coco Austin's burlesque show
Kim Kardashian West thanks sister for hosting Thanksgiving
Dakota Fanning planning quiet 21st celebration
Harry Styles: One Direction are still growing up
McBusted to launch underwear line?
Anna Kendrick positive after nude photo leak
Benedict Cumberbatch hates selfies
Jessie J not in love
Shia LaBeouf: I was raped