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Lindsay Lohan arrested DUI

SANTA MONICA, Calif (AP) _ Lindsay Lohan, who just finished a second stint in rehab for substance abuse treatment, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and possession of cocaine early Tuesday, authorities said.

Lohan, who is already facing a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills, was stopped near the Santa Monica Police Department after authorities were called about a car chasing another vehicle, said Sgt. Shane Talbot.

Authorities conducted a field sobriety test and then transported Lohan to the police department.

A breath test was conducted and her blood alcohol was between .12 per cent and .13 per cent, Talbot said. California’s legal limit is 0.08 per cent.

The 21-year-old actress was booked on two misdemeanour charges of suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended licence and two felony charges of possession of cocaine and transport of a narcotic, Talbot said.

During a pre-booking search, police found cocaine in one of Lohan’s pants pockets, Talbot said.

Lohan has been released on $25,000 bail, police said. A call to Lohan’s publicist was not immediately returned.

Police said they received a call around 1:30 a.m. from passengers in a black Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle who said they were being chased by a white Denali SUV. Police met up with the SUVs in the parking lot of Santa Monica’s Civic Center, about a block away from the police department.

When police approached the Denali, they recognized Lohan as the driver. The passengers in the other vehicle apparently know Lohan, but did not realize she was chasing them.

Lohan had two passengers in her vehicle. There were three people in the other vehicle, police said.

Last week, Lohan turned herself in to Beverly Hills police to face charges of driving under the influence in connection with a Memorial Day weekend hit-and-run crash.

Lohan’s blood-alcohol level at the time of that crash was above the legal limit, authorities said. They wouldn’t disclose how high it was. She also faces a misdemeanour charge of hit and run in that case.

Lohan and two other adults were in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible when she lost control and crashed into a curb and shrubs on Sunset Boulevard on May 26, police said.

Lohan got into a second car and was driven to a hospital in Century City for minor injuries, police said. The others in her car were not hurt.

Officers received a 911 call about the accident and traced her to the hospital.

Two weeks ago, Lohan checked out of a rehabilitation centre after more than six weeks. In January she also had checked into rehab for substance abuse treatment.

Lohan, checks into rehab

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Lindsay Lohan has checked into rehab.

"I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health. I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time," said the 20-year-old actress in a statement issued Wednesday through her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick.

Us Weekly reports that Lohan entered the posh Wonderland Center in Los Angeles at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, arriving in a sports utility vehicle and clutching a Jamba Juice.

Zelnick confirmed to The Associated Press in December that Lohan was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Lohan told People magazine then that she had been going to the meetings for a year.

"I haven’t had a drink in seven days. Or anything," she said to People. "I’m not even legal to, so why would I? I don’t drink when I go to clubs. I drink with my friends at home, but there’s no need to. I feel better not drinking. It’s more fun. I have Red Bull."

Last July, Lohan was treated for several hours at a Los Angeles area hospital for overheating and dehydration on the set of "Georgia Rule."

The actress, whose other screen credits include "Mean Girls," "Bobby," "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Freaky Friday," recently had surgery to remove her appendix.

Jane Fonda on Lindsay Lohan: ‘She parties all the time’

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jane Fonda praised a studio executive’s recent scolding of Lindsay Lohan for her absences on the set of their film, Georgia Rule.

"I think every once in a while, a very, very young person who is burning both ends of the candle needs to have somebody say: ‘You know, you’re going to pay the piper, you better slow down.’ So I think it was good," the 68-year-old actress told "Access Hollywood" in an interview to air Tuesday.

In July, James Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, chided Lohan, 20, in a letter for her behaviour on a movie set and doubted her absence was related to heat exhaustion.

"We are well aware that your ongoing all-night, heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called ‘exhaustion,"’ he wrote.

Fonda agrees.

"She’s in the magazines, so you always know what she’s doing because you can just read about it in the tabloids," she said.

"She parties all the time…And you know, she’s young and she can get away with it. But, you know, it’s hard after a while to party very hard and work very hard."

"She learned that, I hope."

Lohan’s publicist, Leslie Sloane, did not immediately return an e-mail late Tuesday.

Lohan plays a troubled teen in "Georgia Rule," which co-stars Fonda and Felicity Huffman. The film, currently in production, is expected to be released next year.

Fonda is still sympathetic toward Lohan, who is estranged from her imprisoned father Michael Lohan.

"I just want to take her in my arms and hold her until she becomes grown-up," she said.

"She’s so young and she’s so alone out there in the world in terms of structure and, you know, people to nurture her. And she’s so talented."