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Judge refers Dina Lohan to community service

Friday - 11/22/2013, 2:19pm  ET

FILE - Dina Lohan leaves court in Hempstead, N.Y. in this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo after pleading not guilty to drunken driving charges. A judge on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 referred Lindsay Lohan's mother to a community service program, saying volunteering could help her alleged drunken-driving case. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

MICHELE SALCEDO
Associated Press

HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge has referred Lindsay Lohan's mother to a community service program, saying volunteering could help her alleged drunken-driving case.

Newsday reports (http://bit.ly/1fowfCs ) the judge on Thursday also ordered Dina Lohan to get an independent treatment evaluation. He set her next court appearance for Jan. 7.

Lohan was arrested on Sept. 12 following a traffic stop on Long Island. Police say she was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone while intoxicated.

She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and surrendered her driver's license.

Her attorney on Thursday presented a report to the judge that he said showed Lohan "was free of any alcohol or substance issues."

He declined to comment on the possibility of community service.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com


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