Dina Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's mom, surrenders driver's license, pleads not guilty to DWI

Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, appeared in a Hempstead courtroom to answer drunken-driving charges Tuesday, entering a plea of not guilty -- before being granted supervised release. Her attorney, Mark Heller, made a statement to the media. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Sept. 24, 2013)

Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, surrendered her license Tuesday as she pleaded not guilty to drunken driving earlier this month on the Northern State Parkway.

Lohan, a Merrick resident, had a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent -- more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent -- when she was arrested by State Police on Sept. 12, court papers showed.

The papers quoted Lohan as saying at one point that she had two drinks that night, and at another point said: "It was two, well maybe three glasses."


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The court papers became public after Lohan, 51, entered her plea in First District Court in Hempstead. Judge Joy Watson told her to surrender her driver's license and released her without bail.

She also was charged with speeding when she was stopped for driving a white BMW at 77 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on the westbound parkway near Route 135 in Oyster Bay Town, according to the papers.

Outside court, Lohan's attorney, Mark Heller, said his client had suffered through a troubled life. "Dina Lohan is painfully mindful of the gravity of her arrest for driving while intoxicated," Heller said. "Like millions of other American mothers, she has been a victim of a tremendously challenging trilogy: family substance abuse and domestic violence, financial crises bordering on bankruptcy and foreclosure, and raising a family in a fatherless home when the father is in prison."

Her former husband, Michael Lohan, entered a domestic violence intervention program in 2011 after being accused of battering his ex-girlfriend, Kate Major.

The Lohans divorced in 2007. Dina Lohan returns to court Oct. 23.

With John Valenti

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