Lindsay Lohan is released from jail, must report to rehab
Lindsay Lohan was released from jail early Monday after serving 14 days behind bars, despite being sentenced to 90 for violating her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case, and was ordered to report for rehab.
Lohan was reportedly transported to a rehabilitation facility immediately after being freed at 1:35 a.m. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, visited the actress at the the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood on Sunday morning and celebrity photographers began setting up cameras outside the area in the evening in anticipation of the actress' release.
Lohan pleaded guilty in 2007 to being under the influence of cocaine, no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and reckless driving. Lohan was sentenced on July 6 to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a substance abuse rehabilitation program for violating her probation. (See a video of Lindsay Lohan's sentencing)
Nonviolent female misdemeanor offenders typically serve only about 25 percent of their sentences due to jail overcrowding and a state program that credits inmates for good behavior, officials have said.
Lohan had already spent about 84 minutes - reduced from one day - at the jail, a two-story building near a highway and just south of downtown Los Angeles, in 2007 for her drunken driving offense. She has checked herself into rehab facilities several times over the past three years.