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Dina Lohan

The Paparazzi Caused Her

To Drive Drunk

10/23/2013 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

102313_dina_exit_launch_v2 Dina Lohan drove totally wasted and it's all because the paparazzi drove her to the bottle and then the steering wheel ... this according to her bizarre lawyer.

Dina and her lawyer, Mark Heller, appeared for a routine hearing in her drunk driving case, and then Heller offered up the indefensible defense.

Here's the argument ... Dina's lifestyle presents lots of challenges and stress, brought on by the barrage of photogs that follow her.  Those stresses caused Dina to down enough alcohol to register a .20 blood alcohol level as she tooled down the road.  Short story -- it's our fault, not hers.

You may remember Heller.  He was literally run out of L.A. after getting fired in the Lindsay Lohan shoplifting case. 

Heller hopes that the judge will take his argument under consideration in Dina's DWI case.

Hope springs eternal.

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76.

Italia    

The only thing the court wants to know is if she was driving drunk, and apparently the answer is "yes, and here's why". Mark Heller is more of a idiot than he is a lawyer, and Dina Lohan went for that? She's got to be crazier than her lawyer!

313 days ago
77.

HannahF    

A skillful lawyer could argue successfully that Dina's life stressors drove her to the bottle. In addition, if she was being chased, her speeding could be argued away. However, the decision to get behind the wheel with a BAC over twice the legal limit is ALL on Dina. As someone mentioned earlier, she'll no doubt get the same sentence as most other first time offenders and this posturing is absurd. From a PR point of view it harms both Heller and Dina/Lindsay as it makes them all look like buffoons.

313 days ago
78.

Italia    

That's what you call "driving drunk with an explanation".

313 days ago
79.

CathyJ    

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA ! Right.

313 days ago
80.

2idiots    

Please someone - tell me this man is kidding, right?
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
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Dina is ONE DUMB B-TCH!

313 days ago
81.

billybob    

Wow, that was quite creative from Dina. I thought she would blame the bad breaks of her Porsche...

313 days ago
82.

ratbag    

Dina wishes paps would follow her. They only follow her when she's with her deadbeat daughter. Dina is not worth the gas.

313 days ago
83.

tmz addict    

except like millions of people get a dui and always have and always will ... you didnt like dina before and suddenly you dont like dina for a dui she doesnt want to deal with because she already deals with you.

313 days ago
84.

ABB    

Holy isht! She's using that piece of carp lawyer who got his degree from a Cracker Jack box? What the hell?

313 days ago
85.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwahahahahahahahha! Like I said before, there are no Paps in Merrick where I live and Dina wishes she had Paps following her


This is from the Paps over at X17....Bwahahhahhahaha!


Dina Lohan Claims The Paparazzi Are Responsible For Drunk Driving


Posted on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00 AM PDT



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The paparazzi did it! Hot mess Dina Lohan and her lawyer were in a Long Island court trying to contest DWI charges, and are claiming the reason she drove drunk on Sept. 12 is because of the challenges and stress of the constant paparazzi following her. Good one, Dina!

Uhh did you steal that line from Chris Brown's post-seizure guide?

Let's get this right -- Lilo's messed up mama is saying that photographers following her caused her to drink so much that she had a .20 blood alcohol level and then made the 50-year-old adult woman get behind the wheel and drive? Last time we checked, there really weren't hordes of paparazzi willing to make the trek out to Merrick, Long Island to bother following around the nobody-cares-about D-lister?

Dina's paparazzi defense -- seems almost flimsier than the infamous "Twinky Defense." So good luck with getting off with that one!

On Sept. 12, Dina was booked on two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of speeding.

With a mom like this -- we can definitely see why Lindsay is where she is
today.

313 days ago
86.

tmz addict    

because its okay and resolved only when dina goes to a class for the next 8 months and pays $3,000.... thats a dui for u! stupid obama

313 days ago
87.

jeannie22    

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

~Albert Einstein~

313 days ago
88.

Suzy Q     

HAHAHA......good ol' Heller! Missed ya'!


This is all PR crap. She'll get the same deal as every other DUI in this country.


Pay for classes, pay for fines, community service get your license back; or mess that up, get work release or a weekend in jail.


This is all posturing for the public. Does he have a rabbit's foot?

313 days ago
89.

Bruno    

Better Call Saul!

313 days ago
90.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

How the hell is this guy still practicing law? This guy should be slanging stolen leather jackets out of a mini van with his other oily buddies in the back seat.

313 days ago
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