Lindsay Lohan pleads guilty, will serve day in jail

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Lindsay Lohan reached a plea deal Thursday on misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges that calls for her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug treatment program.

She was also placed on 36 months probation, is required to complete an 18-month alcohol education program, pay hundreds of dollars in fines and must complete a three-day county coroner program in which she’ll visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunken drivers.

“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lohan said in a statement released by publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik.

She said she did things she was ashamed of. “I broke the law and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case.”

“She’s getting what everyone else would get,” Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers said.

If Lohan were to be convicted of another DUI, she would receive a mandatory 120-day jail sentence, Meyers said.

Attorney Blair Berk entered pleas on Lohan’s behalf: she pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 and one count of reckless driving. Two counts of driving under the influence were dropped.

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