A New york judge on Thursday told Merrick local Dina Lohan to get a psychological evaluation and join community service program if she wants leniency following her Sept. 12 DWI arrest.
According to Newsday, First District Court Judge Andrew Engel said volunteering could help Lohan's case.
According to New York State Police, the 50-year-old Lohan – who is the mother of actress and singer Lindsay Lohan – was driving 77 miles per hour in a white BMW on the Northern State Parkway just west of Rt. 135 in Syosset before police pulled her over. A breath test showed her blood alcohol content to be .20, more than twice the legal limit.
After being taken in by police and charged with DWI and aggravated DWI, Lohan alleged that she was injured during the arrest. Emergency personnel were called, but when they arrived, Lohan did not have any injuries and she allegedly backtracked her story.
Lohan has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Shortly after Lohan's arrest, Lohan’s financial troubles surfaced: Her $1.3 million Merrick home has gone into foreclosure.
Despite the severity if the charges, Lohan and her attorney tried to end Thursday’s proceedings on a festive note.
"Right now, Dina is focusing on preparing a turkey for her beautiful family," Lohan's attorney Mark Heller said.
"Happy Thanksgiving, everybody," added Lohan, before trotting out of court.What do you think of Lohan's case? Tell us in the comments section below.