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Judge refers Dina Lohan to community service

Updated at: 11/22/2013 8:05 AM
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(AP) HEMSPTEAD, N.Y. - 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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