Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan, was arrested Saturday evening for driving while intoxicated after she left the scene of a car accident in Long Island, New York.
Dina was arrested at around 7 pm on January 11 and charged with felony DWI, to which the 58-year-old pleaded not guilty in court on Sunday morning. She is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday.
Apparently, the reality TV personality and former momager was leaving a steakhouse when she hopped behind the wheel of a Mercedes with a suspended license. That’s when she hit the back of a Honda CRV. But instead of handling the situation, Dina drove away from the scene without providing any information.
The other driver wasn’t about to let her get away with it, though. The Honda driver reportedly called 911 and then followed Dina all the way back to her house. Five police cars then arrived, where they found Dina still in the driver’s seat with the engine running.
The police officer who spoke to Dina reported that her breath smelled like alcohol, and her eyes were “glassy and bloodshot.” But in case that wasn’t enough, Dina was unsteady getting out of the vehicle, and ended up falling face-first on the ground. She told the officer that she only had one glass of wine.
The cops say that Dina refused to take a breathalyzer test, which was also confirmed by Dina’s attorney. That’s when she was arrested.
Aside from driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Dina is facing four other charges, as well: operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninspected vehicle, driving without a license, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the 3rd degree.
At her arraignment, the reality star pleaded not guilty to all charges and returned home without having to pay bail, according to her long-time attorney, Mark Jay Heller.
“We’re going to vigorously defend the case against her,” Heller said, adding, “She never had a sobriety test, and we take the position that they are not going to be able to establish that she was driving while intoxicated.”