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Lindsay Lohan to wear Alcohol Monitoring Device
June 28, 2010
Chris M. Alexander
Once again, the scourge of irresponsible drinking has raised its ugly head among celebrities. However, this particular case shows the long-term consequences of a previous alcohol related conviction and how irresponsible alcohol consumption is considered a serious issue.
Lindsay Lohan Taunts Her
Lindsay Lohan has been ordered by a Beverly Hills judge Marsha Revel to be fitted with
an alcohol-monitoring device and to subject herself to random drug and alcohol testing at least once per week. The ruling stemmed from a violation of her terms of probation in a previous alcohol related conviction. She was scheduled to attend a court hearing regarding that case which she ended up missing without any valid reason.
Judge Marsh Revel makes an example out of Lindsay Lohan
Far too often, celebrities flout the law, especially when it comes to alcohol related cases. However, Lindsay Lohan came up against the wrong judge who was fed up with the trivial nature by which these celebrities treat these cases. So when Lindsay Lohan missed her scheduled court appointment, she lost all grounds on which she could argue for leniency. Though previously confident just hours before her re-appearance in court that she has no reason to worry, during her sentencing, the judge was very explicit in setting out the terms for her to remain out of jail as she decided she would make an example out of her by assigning her to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet.
Lindsay Flouts the Law
After missing her court appointment, one of the main reasons for being assigned the alcohol-monitoring device is that she told the court that she missed her flight due to her passport being stolen while in Cannes. However, celebrity tabloids ran pictures and stories of her partying during her stay and not showing any sign of worry about her pending court hearing.
Lindsay Lohan gets her Monitoring Bracelet
At the Los Angeles court hearing, Judge Marsha Revel ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear device known as SCRAM. The device is used to constantly monitor an individual’s blood alcohol content through the skin and perspiration. The device checks if the individual has consumed alcohol and sends a report back to its nerve center online. A profile is then developed to determine if the individual has violated the condition of their bail. In Lindsay’s case, the judge further informed her that if she attempts to remove the device, she would get at least six months in jail.Apart from the inconveniences caused by the device, wearing the alcohol-monitoring device should be easy for Lindsay as this would be her second stint with the device. Previously she voluntarily wore the device while serving a previous DWI and attending rehab.
Lindsay Lohan’s Attorney Pleads for Leniency
During the sentencing hearing, despite still arriving ten minutes late as result of the crowd that gathered outside the court house, Lohan’s lawyer pleaded with the judge not to enforce the SCRAM device as it would seriously interfere with several contractual commitments for movie and photo shoots. However the judge was unmoved and carried out the sentencing.
Tags: Alcohol Monitoring Device, Lindsay Lohan, SCRAM
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