Lohan ordered to wear alcohol-monitoring bracelet

Lohan ordered to wear alcohol-monitoring bracelet

Court prescription

Lohan sported an ugly, alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet that came with tough restrictions on her probation that could cut into her career plans.

The measures were ordered after Lohan angered Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel by failing to show up for a hearing last week in Beverly Hills and instead attended the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Photos from Cannes showed the actress partying on a yacht into the late hours on the day she was supposed to be in court in Beverly Hills.

A bench warrant issued for her arrest was then lifted when her lawyer posted bail and Lohan flew back to the United States over the weekend.
Lohan’s lawyer said the actress had her passport stolen in Cannes and couldn’t travel in time to attend the hearing.

Lohan arrived in court a few minutes late and appeared sombre and concerned when she conferred with her attorney about the move to attach the bracelet and require drug and alcohol testing every week in the Los Angeles area.

The bracelet gets a signal through the skin if a person has been drinking and sends the signal to the company that monitors it, court spokesman Allan Parachini said. Lohan should be familiar with the alcohol detection device. She was seen wearing one when she left the Promises rehab centre in Malibu in 2007. She posed for a picture that year wearing a bikini, the ankle bracelet and spike heels.

Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley told Judge Revel that Lohan was planning to travel to Texas to film Machete. Revel said she might have to delay the project.