The 21-year-old movie star was arrested early Tuesday after failing a field sobriety test, police said. Her blood alcohol level was at least 0.12, over the legal limit of 0.08. Police found cocaine in one of Lohan's pants pockets during a prebooking search, the police said.
Lohan was released on $25,000 bail shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Last week, Lohan turned herself in to Beverly Hills police to face separate charges of driving under the influence and hit and run. Police said Lohan lost control of her Mercedes and crashed into a curb last May. She then allegedly walked away. Her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time, the police said.
She was released on her own recognizance last week. A court date is scheduled for Aug. 24 in that case.
It is possible that Lohan will not serve any jail time, even if she is convicted, and lawyers said they did not expect prosecutors to pursue the transportation of narcotics charge. But after Lohan's prior run-in with the law, and after the debacle with Paris Hilton, attorneys don't expect Lohan to receive favorable treatment.
"The courts are being careful not to appear to give favoritism to celebrities," Shouse said. "I don't think the court will be particularly lenient with her."