Lindsay Lohan Handcuffed, Hauled Away to Jail
Freaky Friday all over again for Lindsay Lohan.
The judge laid down the law and ordered the trouble-magnet star hauled away in handcuffs for using cocaine while on probation—a screw-up that led to last week's failed drug test and subsequent Twitter mea culpa.
Her probation was revoked, no bail was set and she will likely remain behind bars at her old haunt—the Century Regional Correctional Facility in Lynwood, Calif.—until her next hearing on Oct. 22.
"It is a wake-up call," father Michael Lohan told E! News at the Beverly Hills courthouse this morning.
"But jail is not good for anyone. It doesn't rehabilatate anyone...She needs to get into rehab and get away from some of those people."
Wearing sunglasses and a conservative white skirt and black blazer, the 24-year-old breezed into court flanked by her mother, Dina, and attorney Shawn Chapman Holley.
Lindsay declined to address the media but appeared relaxed as she entered, even smiling as her estranged dad told her, "I love you," before the hearing commenced.
The smile didn't last long.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Elden Fox, in laying out the terms of Lohan's probation, had warned her that any slipup, be it a dodgy urine sample or a missed appointment, would result in a month behind bars.
Holley tried to ask the court to have Lohan's next hearing on Oct. 29 instead, but Fox replied, "I think it's in the best interest of your client that you have it on the 22nd." That court date will be a formal probation-violation proceeding, where Team Lindsay will be able to make their case.
Fox then announced that Lohan ordered be taken immediately into custody and held without the right to bail.
Holley asked the court if she could be heard on the bail issue.
"Nope," the judge replied sternly.
Lohan was then handcuffed with her hands behind her back and led away. She appeared stone-faced. About 15 minutes later she was driven away from the court in an unmarked police car with a white towel covering the windshield.
A bench warrant was originally issued for her arrest on Monday after her probation was revoked, but Fox waited until today to reveal whether Lohan would be able to wait out her ultimate punishment behind, or in front of, bars.
E! News has heard that friends, loved ones and even attorney Holley have encouraged Lohan to get herself back into treatment, both for her health and to show the judge that she's serious—for real, this time—about staying clean.
Lohan had seemed to be doing OK by Lohan standards, appearing in a tongue-in-cheek skit on the MTV Video Music Awards two weeks ago in which she told host Chelsea Handler it would pay to lay off the drinking.
But all of her uneventful, yet questionable, nights out on the town following her 14-day stay in jail and 23 days in rehab ultimately resulted in two failed drug tests, one because cocaine showed up in her system.
Lohan, knowing the music had to be faced at some point, admitted to violating her probation, an infraction she's now very familiar with.
"This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences," Lohan tweeted exactly one week ago.
Of course, some consequences are preferable to others.
(Originally published Sept. 24, 2010, at 9:14 a.m. PT)
At 24, Lindsay's a veteran when it comes to Court Appearances.