Wow. She really cannot stop herself, can she?
All the more reason she needs to be MONITORED for quite some time - and CLOSELY!
According to Lindsay Lohan's probation report, which was filed in late February during her grand theft trial, her officer revealed that not only is "substance abuse is the root of the defendant's problems," but that the formerly hard-pAArtying actress test positively for alcohol on February 8th of this year - only a month after she left Betty Ford behind!
Furthermore, the report also claims that the night of her alleged attack on the Betty Ford staffer, multiple restaurant, hotel, and nightclub employees confirmed that Lindsay was drinking. She also seems to have a history of shoplifting:
"Defendant has been suspected of similar conduct in other jewelry stores … As a result [the detective in the necklace case] recommends that the defendant … be ordered to serve at least six months in county jail."
At the time the report was filed, she was also listed as taking Trazadone for sleep, Nexium for heartburn, Yaz as birth control, Zoloft for depression, Zyrtec for allergies, and Doxcycline and Zythromax for strep throat.
The report concludes:
"Although the defendant has no record of violence or prior felony convictions, her recent positive test for alcohol use and the allegations in the current matter are troubling in that she continues to violate the law, despite prior grants of probation and county jail time. More severe sanctions may be necessary in order for the defendant to better understand the gravity of her actions. If convicted as charged in the present matter, it would appear that defendant's criminal conduct is increasing in seriousness and severity.
The probation officer of record indicates the defendant has cooperated with the probation department and that she has made progress with her treatment. With the above in mind, it is believed that the defendant may continue to benefit from formal probation supervision and treatment; state prison is not warranted at this time. Nevertheless, if the defendant is convicted of the present charge, she should not escape punishment for her crime. The defendant needs to understand the consequences of her behavior."
Clearly, she is an extremely troubled young woman, and we do honestly have concerns that she'll ever truly be able to keep herself out of trouble for long.
Hopefully, this latest ruling can serve as the wake-up call she desperately needs to have, and her probation officer can keep enough tabs on her over the course of the next few years and ensure that she doesn't stray too far from the right path.
You've got a long, difficult road to recovery ahead of you, gurl. We seriously hope you're ready to face those demons.
Stay strong. We're thinking of you.
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