It’s common for celebrities to act out because they somehow feel above the law. Though notable figures often receive sentencing that is much less severe than what a non-famous person might receive, well-known singers and actresses tend to receive additional punishment in the court of public opinion.
For example, troubled film star Lindsay Lohan has been arrested several times throughout the last decade, including twice in 2007 for driving under the influence.
Lindsay Lohan entered show business in 1989, when she began modeling children’s clothes at the age of three. Her major film debut was in the 1998 Disney Remake of The Parent Trap, and she earned further acclaim for her performances in Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. Lohan also had a promising music career, having released two successful studio albums in 2004 and 2005. During the filming of Georgia Rule in 2006, it was clear that Lohan was struggling with drugs and alcohol.
In May of 2007, Lindsay Lohan was charged with driving under the influence of cocaine after losing control of her Mercedes and getting into a crash. Just a few months later, in July 2007, Lohan allegedly took an SUV on a joyride down the Pacific Coast Highway while under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.
Lindsay Lohan pled guilty to driving under the influence and spent one day in jail. She was also sentenced to 10 days of community service, three years of probation, and treatment for her drug addiction. Furthermore, Lohan was allegedly sued by the passengers riding in the vehicle at the time of her arrest, and they received an undisclosed settlement.
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