(Reuters) – A judge on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan that was quickly revoked in fast-changing set of events after the troubled actress’s court-ordered alcohol bracelet detected she had been drinking.
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The warrant was recalled when Lohan’s representatives posted a portion of a new $200,000 bail amount after the actress was ordered by a judge to forfeit her original $100,000 bail on a 2007 drunken driving charge.
The new measures were taken after Judge Marsha Revel summoned prosecutors and Lohan’s lawyer to an emergency meeting in her Beverly Hills court Tuesday afternoon.
Revel said a report from the alcohol monitoring ankle device that she ordered Lohan to wear on May 24 had detected an infringement of the ban on drinking and drugs imposed on the actress.
“She was in violation of the conditions of her bail, so her bail is forfeited,” Revel said after the meeting. She set the new bail based on five counts of violating probation. Lohan is due back in court on July 6 where she risks being sentenced to jail time.
Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said in a statement that ankle bracelet “indicated the presense of a small amount of alcohol on Sunday night.”
Holley said she only recently received the report herself and could not “speak to its accuracy or validity, however Ms. Lohan maintains that she has been in complete compliance with all of the terms of her probation and her bail.”
Indeed, Lohan took to her Twitter early on Tuesday saying the bracelet, called a SCRAM device, could not have been set off, and she blamed the tabloids and paparazzi for fomenting speculation.
“My scram wasn’t set off-it’s physically impossible considering I’ve nothing for it to go off-All of these false reports are absolutely wrong,” Lohan, 23, said in Tweet on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, reports citing unnamed sources surfaced saying the actress was drinking alcohol after Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.
In 2007, the 23-year-old was charged with reckless driving, drunken driving, and driving under the influence of cocaine. She was sentenced to probation and mandatory alcohol education classes.
Last month, Lohan missed a date in Judge Revel’s courtroom because she said her passport had been stolen while she was at the Cannes film festival in France.
Judge Revel, saying Lohan had missed some of her classes, issued an arrest warrant in May that was also recalled after Lohan’s representatives posted bail.
She also ordered the “Mean Girls” actress to undergo random drug and alcohol tests, and had her ankle fitted with the SCRAM monitoring bracelet.
Lohan rose to fame in Disney movies such as “Freaky Friday” and as a teenager was considered one of Hollywood’s best young actresses. But in recent years, her hard-partying ways have led to trouble and her career has stumbled.
(Editing by Jill Serjeant)