Lindsay Lohan Update!


Aug. 23 2007, Published 9:37 a.m. ET

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will not stand trial for DUI. The troubled starlet pleaded no contest to two counts of DUI. By doing so, she avoided a trial. She also pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of a controlled substance — both misdemeanors. On top of this, she pleaded no contest to reckless driving charges.

But, she will have to serve time. Since she’s a second offender, she must serve a minimum of four days. But the judge had mercy on Lindsay and, instead, she’ll have to serve 10 days community service as well as one day in jail.

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As for the substance-abuse plea, she was ordered not to use controlled substances and must enroll in a drug-treatment program.

She released s statement to TMZ earlier today:

"It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Recently, I relapsed and did things for which I am ashamed. I broke the law, and today, I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case. No matter what I said when I was under the influence on the day I was arrested, I am not blaming anyone else for my conduct other than myself. I thank God I did not injure others. I easily could have.

Lindsay Lohan

I very much want to be healthy and gain control of my life and career and have asked for medical help in doing so. I am taking these steps to improve my life. Luckily, I am not alone in my daily struggle, and I know that people like me have succeeded. Maybe with time it will become easier. I hope so."


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