In the wake of [artist id="1737245"]Lindsay Lohan[/artist]‘s SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet being set off, her lawyer says the device did detect the physical presence of alcohol.
As The Associated Press reports, Shawn Chapman Holley issued a statement Tuesday saying the SCRAM bracelet indicated the presence of “a small amount of alcohol” on Sunday night. The troubled actress avoided jail time Tuesday after posting $200,000 bail for violating a court order banning her from consuming alcohol.
While the fact that the device was set off may appear problematic, Lohan’s lawyer declined to confirm whether alcohol was indeed present in the actress’ system: “Having just received the report, I am not in a position to 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.”
The SCRAM bracelet detects alcohol consumption through the measurement of the wearer’s perspiration. The device then sends information about the blood alcohol content to Alcohol Monitoring Systems, which manufactures the bracelet. As the bracelet not only detects alcohol from ingesting beverages, wearers are told to avoid consuming products that may also contain alcohol, such as mouthwash, cologne and perfumes. Lohan is familiar with the SCRAM bracelet, as the actress volunteered to wear the device following her 2007 DUI arrest.
Lindsay’s estranged father, Michael, also weighed on in the actress’ situation. CNN reports that the elder Lohan said in a written statement that his daughter’s violation demonstrates that Lindsay needs help.
“It’s FINALLY clear and obvious that Lindsay has a severe addiction problem,” Michael Lohan asserted in a statement to CNN. “How many mountains do I have to shout from? How much longer do I have to get slammed for trying to bring attention to this horrible situation, to get my daughter the help she needs, because I love and care about her.”
The actress took to Twitter to deny that she had violated her probation. “My scram wasn’t set off,” Lohan tweeted. “It’s physically impossible considering I’ve [done] nothing for it to go off-All of these false [reports] are absolutely wrong.”
Lohan is due back in court July 6.