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Lohan back in Los Angeles for court hearing

By Alan Duke, CNN
A judge ruled there was "probable cause to believe (Lindsay Lohan) is in violation of probation" from a drunk driving conviction.
A judge ruled there was "probable cause to believe (Lindsay Lohan) is in violation of probation" from a drunk driving conviction.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lindsay Lohan returns to Los Angeles for court hearing set for Monday
  • Lohan missed earlier court appearance, claims she lost her passport
  • Judge to delay vacation to preside over hearing

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday after failing to appear for a court hearing because she said she lost her passport in France.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel revoked Lohan's probation and issued a bench warrant for her arrest after she failed to appear at a hearing Thursday morning. She withdrew the warrant later in the day after a representative for Lohan posted her $100,000 bond, a Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman said.

Revel has delayed her vacation by a day so she can preside over a hearing at the Beverly Hills courthouse Monday. Lohan will attend, her lawyer confirmed.

Lohan missed the hearing because her passport was lost while in France, attorney Shawn Chapman Holley said.

Holley said Lohan was issued a temporary passport by the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

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Revel ruled Thursday that there was "probable cause to believe (Lohan) is in violation of probation" from a 2007 drunken driving conviction.

Michael Lohan, Lindsay's father, who has had a well-publicized fight with his daughter, attended the hearing but was not allowed to speak.

Michael Lohan sent the judge a letter asking that his daughter be ordered to enter a drug rehabilitation program instead of jail.

Lohan cannot drink alcohol until a full hearing on her probation revocation, Revel said. Lohan will be fitted with a bracelet to detect whether she has been drinking, the judge said.

Random drug testing also will be performed on the actress because of previous evidence that she was under the influence of cocaine, Revel said.

"I warned her before," the judge said. "She knew it was very serious."

After Thursday's hearing, Holley suggested that the judge was tougher on Lohan because she's a celebrity.

"She's got an excellent progress report from the alcohol program," the attorney said. "She's done 10 of the 13 classes that she was ordered to do, so you might say that's not a stellar performance, but the fact is, it's along the lines of most people in the alcohol program."

Revel said Thursday that she would be on vacation next week and that a different Los Angeles judge would handle any hearings then. A court spokesman confirmed Friday that Revel would be on the bench Monday and not on vacation.

Revel told Lohan last fall that although she wanted Lohan to have her career, the actress could not "thumb your nose" at the court.

Lohan traveled to France this week to promote her newest movie role as 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace.

She had planned to return from Paris on Tuesday, but was not allowed to board the flight because she had no passport, Holley said.

Holley said Lohan's passport may have been stolen, and "they think they know who stole it."

The prosecutor said Lohan should be asked to show documents to prove that she had booked a return flight earlier in the week.

The purpose of Thursday's hearing was to determine whether Lohan has been attending weekly alcohol counseling sessions ordered by Revel.

The judge said Lohan must attend one class a week, unless she is given court permission to adjust the schedule for work. Lohan never asked for permission, Revel said.

Lohan was arrested twice in 2007 on charges of driving under the influence and in the second incident also was charged with cocaine possession.

The first arrest came after Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible and struck a curb in Beverly Hills.

Just two weeks after checking out of a Malibu drug and alcohol rehab facility, she was arrested again in July 2007 after a woman called Santa Monica police, saying Lohan was trying to run her down with a car.

 
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