Lindsay Lohan’s latest round of trouble has reportedly ended with her checking into rehab again.
“Lindsay admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility on Memorial Day,” a representative for the singer/actress said in a statement published on TMZ.com Tuesday afternoon (May 29). “Because this is a medical matter, it is our hope that the press will appreciate the seriousness of the situation and respect the privacy of Lindsay as well as the other patients receiving treatment at the facility.”
Various reports put Lohan — who made a seemingly failed attempt to get sober during a stint in rehab earlier this year — packing off to Malibu, California’s Promises facility, the same place where Britney Spears completed a program several months ago (see “Britney Back In Rehab Yet Again” ). Lohan’s publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, did not return several calls and e-mails to MTV News seeking confirmation on Lohan’s whereabouts.
Early Saturday morning, Lohan was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after smashing her car into a tree and a curb while speeding down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles (see “Lindsay Lohan Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under Influence” ).
Then on Tuesday, prior to TMZ.com posting the statement from Lohan’s representative, New York’s Daily News and Post ran photos of the star seemingly passed out Monday in a friends’ car after another night of partying. The photos depict Lohan — who reportedly spent Sunday night barhopping with friends — alternately with her eyes closed, mouth hanging open and slumped in the front seat of a car wearing a hooded sweatshirt. In one she is seen kneeling on the pavement outside the car.
Also on Tuesday, Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Mitch McCann told MTV News that the toxicology tests on Lohan could take four to eight weeks to complete, but that in addition to the misdemeanor driving under the influence charge, possible felony charges could be added if it is determined that the substance believed to be cocaine found in the smashed vehicle belonged to Lohan.
Additionally, because Lohan is still a month away from her 21st birthday, if it is determined that she was intoxicated while driving, she could also face charges for underage drinking, McCann said.
Police believe Lohan was driving at a “high rate of speed” when the accident occurred, but McCann said a reconstruction of the scene has not yet definitely determined how fast she was traveling.