Actress Lindsay Lohan, who in February was given three months to complete 125 hours of community service, has finished fewer than 10 and must put in the remaining time by May 28 or face unspecified "consequences," a California judge ruled Thursday.
At a probation hearing stemming from Lohan's June 2012 car accident, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Young said the actress, 28, had completed only nine hours and 45 minutes with a charity in London, where Lohan has been living since last year.
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, told the media that her client plans to return to New York and complete her remaining 115 hours working with children at a Brooklyn community center.
Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Melanie Skehar expressed doubt Lohan could complete the hours over the next three weeks. "Is it possible? It's possible," she told The Associated Press. "Is it probable? No." Skehar, who did not ask for an arrest warrant, added that Lohan could face about a year and a half in jail should she fail to complete the hours.
Holley told the court that Lohan, who did not attend the hearing, was unable to do the full community service because it has changed location and she now lives 90 minutes from the London organization at which she was required to work. The attorney said Lohan, who is between acting assignments, found it difficult to pay for private transportation, which costs $76 an hour, and that there were limits on the amount of hours Lohan could work each day.
On Tuesday, the "Mean Girls" star, originally of Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor, had posted an Instagram image of a stack of papers and envelopes on a desk, captioned "Community Service -- office day."
Lohan has been on probation as part of her March 2013 sentence for reckless driving and lying to police, after her rented Porsche and a truck collided on Pacific Coast Highway.
The next hearing in the case was set for May 28.
Holley did not respond to a Newsday request for comment.