Dina Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's mom, arrested on DWI charges, cops say
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Lindsay Lohan was on Long Island on Friday to give her mother "the same love and support her mother gave her when she had her issues," a lawyer said the day after Dina Lohan was arrested on drunken-driving charges.
Speaking on behalf of Dina Lohan, who faces the charges after State Police stopped her late Thursday on the Northern State Parkway, attorney Mark Heller said Friday she “appreciates the grave seriousness of this matter and is most mindful that the Nassau County district attorney considers these types of cases as a top priority.” He also said his client has no prior record.
Dina Lohan, 50, of Merrick, was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI after a breath test registered a .20 percent blood-alcohol content, police said. The legal limit is .08 percent in New York State.
Police said Lohan was driving a white BMW at 77 mph in a 55-mph zone on the westbound parkway near Route 135 when she was stopped at 11 p.m. During her processing at the State Police barracks in Farmingdale, police said Lohan “made an allegation that she was injured during the course of the arrest.”
State Police said troopers called an ambulance to have Lohan evaluated by medical personnel. Police said when the emergency personnel arrived and evaluated Lohan, she was found to be uninjured and “she recanted her claim.”
Lohan was issued tickets for the two DWI offenses and for speeding, then she was “released to a sober third party.”
She faces arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on Sept. 24, police said.
Last October, Dina Lohan and her daughter were involved in a well-publicized verbal dispute inside a limousine outside the family’s Merrick home -- with police called to the scene -- following a night of clubbing in Manhattan.
No charges were filed.
Dina Lohan told the “Today” show in November 2010 that her daughter was “an addict.” Lindsay, who rose to stardom as an actress in “Mean Girls,” “The Parent Trap” and “Freaky Friday,” among other films, has served multiple stints in rehab, most recently at a court-ordered rehab stint at the Cliffside Malibu treatment center.
With Kevin Deutsch