Monday, November 7, 2011
Lindsay Lohan checks herself into LA jail ahead of required surrender date
Lindsay Lohan showed up early.
Last night, the troubled "Mean Girls" star checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California to begin serving her 30-day jail sentence, TMZ first reported exclusively.
Lohan was booked at 8:58 p.m. Pacific time, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site. She was required to surrender by Wednesday, Nov. 9.
However, as has often occurred in the past, Lohan could be released in less than a week due to jail overcrowding.
Lohan was sentenced last Wednesday to 30 days in county jail after admitting that she violated her probation by not keeping up with court-mandated community service.
It will be Lohan's fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007. The 25-year-old last served 35 days on house arrest on a four-month jail sentence.
Lohan, who shot to stardom aged 17 in "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls," has appeared in only two films and a handful of "Ugly Betty" episodes since 2008.
Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced the actress for violating the terms of her release by being terminated from a community service assignment at a women's shelter.
If Lohan completes a series of additional court-ordered community service and psychotherapy, she can avoid serving an additional 270 days in jail. If she fails to comply with the new court orders, she will have to serve the remainder of her sentence.
The judge told Lohan she must report back to court in December, January, February and March for updates.