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Lindsay Lohan -- On the Road Again

11/22/2010 5:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Lindsay Lohan is officially a California driver again, because her privilege to get behind the wheel has just been restored.

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The L.A. County Probation Department and officials at the Betty Ford clinic signed off this morning, so Lindsay can drive just like us.

And speaking of just like us ... we're told Lindsay is not getting special treatment. The folks at Betty Ford routinely allow people "at Lindsay's care and treatment level" the right to hit the road.

It's interesting ... because all of Lindsay's legal troubles emanate from driving.


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31.

christy    

This stuff she has been allowed to do is a joke to me. This would be fine if she had just been a normal person seeking treatment but this was someone who repeatedly broke the rules and then violated probation one more then one occassion. I do not consider this a punishment for this. That is fine to give her treatment but she should of had to do a punishment first. She basically proved she can still get away with whatever she wants to.

1370 days ago
32.

Robert    

Betty Ford Punk'd...

1370 days ago
33.

Carl    

That's fine. The problem was she was drunk or on drugs when she drove. At least for the time being she's clean, so she should be as safe as any other LA driver (yes, I'm aware of what I'm saying here!).

1370 days ago
34.

Nikki    

First stop drug dealers house, second stop, drive by Samanthas place, than a stop at the liquor store and she's all good to go.
Betty Ford and the Probation Dept. will be the laughing stock,just like she is..
Wont be long before she falls off the wagon, she always does.

1370 days ago
35.

ilovegossip    

Dumas and Nicole
It took Lindsay THREE YEARS to finish an 18 month class. That is on HER and nobody else. It's her fault that it took her 3 years, not the judge's. The problem is she can't follow orders. If she would have completed the class in 18 months, NONE of this would have happened, so for you to blame a judge, is just ridiculous! And Nicole, since I know you'll say but she completed the class by the date the judge set and then gave her a ridiculous sentence. She did NOT complete the class like she was ordered to. Again, because she CAN'T follow orders. It was laid out to her very simply and her Lawyer stated in court that she explained to Lindsay exactly the terms of the probation and she STILL didn't follow the orders. And then to complicate that she couldn't follow the orders NOT to do drugs... And you don't thinks she has a problem!!! Geez...

1370 days ago
36.

for now    

Don't let drunken loser Paul Nobody run over beautiful,talented Lindsay
with his rusty 20 year Ford.

1370 days ago
37.

Nicole     

@ilovegossip
It didn't take her THREE YEARS
She had until January to enroll in the program so it took her 2 and a half years and she attended 3 different programs

Her lawyer stated in court they acknowledged the violation because they were excused absences and she was working and wasn't in LA to attend the weekly classes.
The D.A even disagreed with the sentence and was willing to let Lindsay complete probation on November 1st and everyone wanted her out of the system.
It was a HUGE mistake for her to do cocaine while on probation.

@Robert
What do you mean ?
Lindsay didn't want to be at UCLA who actually thought the crazy sentence was going to work

1370 days ago
38.

Slutty Whores Rock    

BREAKING NEWS: All Southern California insurance companies have been flooded with requests to raise coverage and eliminate collision deductibles.
Sales of MTA bus passes has increased 22,994%.

1370 days ago
39.

ilovegossip    

@Nicole

LOL...it didn't take her three years, it only took her 2 1/2 years to take an 18 month course!!! Great argument you have there!!!

1370 days ago
40.

REALbarbwire7    

All her legal problems eminate from driving? WHAT????? All her legal problems eminate from doing drugs and then driving, or walking, and everything else. What a ridiculous statement. Every time she drove, she was most likely high on something. Hmmmm...what a concept.

1370 days ago
41.

Michelle    

What the f is wrong with CA? They will give any monkey, drunk, or druggie a license over and over again.

1370 days ago
42.

Broeheem    

She could have avoided ALL this legal drama had she been driving a Lindsay Lohan Turbo Exclusive supercar. One amazing feature of this state-of-the-art machine is an anti-authority forcefield - also effective for the oh-so-pesky paparazzi - or so she was told by her skilled team of engineers (Dina). It additionally has "Triple-Beam" headlights as well as a shoe rack, mink upholstery, diamond brake lights and platinum-plated champagne dispenser. Turn signals are optional. It looks curiously like a Hyundai Accent, but Lindsay insists its value is legitimate. "It costs a million dollars".

1370 days ago
43.

Broeheem    

She could have avoided ALL this legal drama has she been driving a Lindsay Lohan Turbo Exclusive supercar. One amazing feature of this state-of-the-art machine is an anti-authority forcefield - also effective for the oh-so-pesky paparazzi - or so she was told by her skilled team of engineers (Dina). It additionally has "Triple-Beam" headlights as well as a shoe rack, mink upholstery, diamond brake lights and platinum-plated champagne dispenser. Turn signals are optional. It looks curiously like a Hyundai Accent, but Lindsay insists its value is legitimate. "It costs a million dollars".

1370 days ago
44.

Nicole     

@ilovegossip
It wasn't as clear cut as taking over 2 years to finish an 18 month program.

She had until January 17th 08 to enroll in the program
Then in Janaury 09 she switched programs and there was a 1 month break .

Then in March 09 after missing over 3 weeks she again switched programs to Right On and there was again a 1 month break between missing the classes and changing programs

Then in October 09 after She got a leave of absence but didn't get in touch with them on her return date and missed several classes, Right on non complied her.
Lindsay got a 1 year extension with the understanding that any more violations would be jail but her probation would be terminated once she completed the program as that was the only probation requirement she hadn't fulfilled.

In December the Judge ordered weekly attendance and said Lindsay had to complete the program by July 15th 2010
http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/15/lindsay-lohan-dui-court-probation-shawn-chapman-holley/

However there was a progress report in February and the Judge said she was in compliance(after she missed at least 2 weeks) so it wasn't like she just deliberately blew off 7 classes.

1369 days ago
45.

en Todo Momento!!    

maybe whoever signed off on her papers was drukn....just a possibility...

1369 days ago
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