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Lindsay Lohan escapes arrest

May 21, 2010 14:12 IST

Lindsay Lohan, who was issued a warrant for missing a mandatory court hearing, escaped an arrest by making bail.

Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said a bond was posted for the 23-year-old but her lawyers preemptively handled the troubled starlet's bail.

The Mean Girls actress had made an excuse of not being able to attend the court hearing because she had lost her passport in France at the Cannes Festival.

Earlier, Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel had lashed out at Lohan -- ordering her to cough up 100,000 dollars to stay out of jail and submit to stringent drug and booze testing, reports the New York Post.

'If she wanted to be here, she could have been here,'' said Revel, who ordered Lohan to steer clear of all alcohol and booze once she touches down on US soil. 'She was ordered to be here -- and she's not here.'

The judge has issued an order that Lohan will have to wear a booze-sensing ankle bracelet and submit to weekly, random drug tests, as soon as she makes bail.

'If they can do it more often [than once a week] fine,' Revel said.

Although Lilo's lawyer stuck by her, she admitted she wasn't aware of her travel plans.

'She has a life as an actress,' Shawn Chapman Holley said. 'She doesn't consult with me with what she has to do with her business.'

LA County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said bench warrants like the one handed down by Revel are typically enforced when the fugitive is busted for another crime such as a traffic stop.

'She will be treated just like everyone else who is entered into the system for a warrant, a bail of 100,000 dollars,' he said.

But the lawman wouldn't rule out the chance that Lohan could be arrested.

'As soon as the person is notified or recognized by law enforcement, that person is subject to immediate arrest,' Whitmore said. 'That is potentially a possibility.'

Source: ANI