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Lindsay Lohan Dodges Pokey Time With Plea Deal

March 18, 2013

Actress Lindsay Lohan reached a plea deal with prosecutors Monday, pleading no contest to the crimes of reckless driving and lying to police.

Lohan, 26, had faced up to eight months in jail if found guilty on the charges, which stemmed from an incident in which she allegedly crashed a car in June. She claimed her assistant was behind the wheel.

But in a plea deal reached in a Los Angeles courtroom, she will instead serve 90 days in a locked rehab facility, 30 days of community labour, and 180 days of psychological counselling, celebrity website reported.

"At the conclusion of this case Lindsay will have a completely clean record and I think that this is an extremely important element of this case," said Lindsay Lohan attorney Mark Heller outside the courtroom.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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