Update (9/16/13): Dina Lohan celebrated her 51st birthday party with Lindsay and the rest of her family in New York City on Sept. 15, according to TMZ, and the whole fam ordered nonalcoholic drinks like water and soda.
Update (9/13/13): Lindsay Lohan just stopped by her mom Dina's house along with sister Ali and an unidentified guy (perhaps Lilo's sober buddy?), according to a TMZ report. Soon after, Lindsay's attorney Mark Heller left the house to announce he'll be representing Dina.
Original story (9/13/13):
A Lohan is in serious trouble today. It's not Lindsay, though — it's her mom.
Dina Lohan was pulled over on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island last night, September 12, after allegedly driving her white BMW at a speed of 77 mph in a 55-mph zone.
The New York State Police deduced that the Lohan matriarch was intoxicated and found her to have a 0.20 blood alcohol level — almost three times the legal limit.
Dina claimed that she was injured during the arrest, officials reveal, but recanted her story when medical professionals found no such injuries.
The 50-year-old was then charged with two counts of DWI and one count of speeding before the police released her. Someone retrieved her from the station. She'll have to report to court later this month.
As the site notes, Dina was spotted "slurring her speech and zoning out" at a party over Labor Day.
Dina isn't the only celeb to get slapped by the long arm of the law for a DUI or DWI. Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian's husband, for example, just got officially charged in his DUI arrest. While America's sweetheart Reese Witherspoon didn't get picked up on a DUI herself, she was defending her husband with some pretty choice words under the influence. Singer Miguel, also known for the Billboard Music Awards Foot Incident, was charged with two counts of DUI earlier this month.
While Dina doesn't have as deep and storied a criminal record as her famous daughter, she's no stranger to public scrutiny. From her reported $1.3 million in debts, 911 calls over violent fights with Lindsay, and being accused of showing up drunk to all kinds of inappropriate places — from Dr. Phil to Lindsay's rehab facility — the Lohan matriarch has garnered enough of a reputation that, to some, the DWI arrest came as no surprise.
Her feud with Lindsay's dad, Michael Lohan, is just about as public as Lindsay's continued legal woes. After Lindsay's November 2012 arrest for assault, Michael was quick to place the blame on Dina. He tweeted at her, "why is it that I have to go public to get her into rehab and you want to take credit when you are part of the cause? TOLD YOU!"
Despite the family dust being far from settled, Lindsay seems to be staying clean and sober following her 90-day stint in rehab, which ended in July. She spoke candidly with Oprah in August about her addictions and has been traipsing around New York City with her sober companion.
TMZ adds that Lindsay didn't even know about her mom's run-in with the law until the story broke this morning.
In any case, we're glad Lindsay is on the up and up — and we hope Dina gets any help she needs.
Source: TMZ, TMZ