Lindsay Lohan, Stuck in France, Scores Arrest Warrant

Lindsay Lohan makes bail, arrest warrant recalled hours after it was issued

May 20, 2010, 8:20 AM

May 20, 2010 — -- Lindsay Lohan is a wanted woman woman no longer.

A judge has recalled an arrest warrant for the actress hours after it was issued.

Today, after missing a mandatory court hearing stemming from her 2007 DUI case, Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued a warrant for her arrest.

Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini says a bond was posted for Lohan, 23, on Thursday and the warrant was recalled.

Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued the warrant earlier Thursday after Lohan missed a mandatory court hearing. Bail was set at $100,000.

According to Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan had good reason for not showing up to court: She's stuck in France at the Cannes Film Festival, where her passport was stolen.

"She has filled out police reports in Cannes," Holley told the judge in the California court. "She intends to fly back from Cannes at the earliest time."

Some contested Holley's claims. Cops in Cannes told that Lohan has not reported her passport as stolen.

Holley added that appearing in court and going to an alcohol education class prior to the hearing, a stipulation of Lohan's probation, "was her intention." But Holley might as well have blamed Lohan's absence on Iceland's ash cloud -- Revel wasn't receptive to any excuses.

"She has a history of, from her prior alcohol program, not attending. Last time she was supposed to report at 8:30, she didn't come until 10 or 10:30," Revel said at the hearing. "She should have made sure that she either didn't go to Cannes or if she went there, that she would be back two days before the hearing. If she wanted to be here, she could have been here. There's really no valid excuse."

But ever the club hopper, the starlet hasn't let her passport snafu stop her from having a good time. Wednesday, she partied on the French Riviera, clad in thigh-highs and stilettos. She reportedly jetted to Cannes to promote her latest role: 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace in the bio-pic "Inferno."

Lohan is currently in her third year of probation. In August 2007, she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine, no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year.

Despite spending 84 minutes in jail and doing a mandatory stint of community service at the county morgue, Lohan has repeatedly struggled with the terms of her sentence. In October, a judge extended her probation for another year but a prosecutor warned the actress she was facing jail time if she violated her probation.

The extension was the third time Lohan escaped punishment after her alcohol-education program notified the court the actress had violated its rules. Two of the instances were described as misunderstandings; the third was chalked up to a busy work schedule.

In February, Revel said Lohan was making "good progress" toward completing her probation. Court records do not indicate that Lohan has ever failed a drug or alcohol test.

In a video posted online Monday, Lohan said she's "been in compliance more than ever" with the terms of her probation and could complete the required alcohol-education classes in "about two and a half weeks."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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