Lindsey Lohan’s Mom Admits to Fleeing Scene of Drunk Driving Accident
Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, pleaded guilty on September 28 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.
The indictment stemmed from a January 2020 incident near the Outback Steakhouse in Nassau County at Merrick Mall. Police reported at the time of the arrest that Lohan was in the driver’s seat with the engine on and alcohol on her breath. The report also indicated she had slurred speech, glassy eyes and poor balance while exiting the vehicle.
With the guilty plea, Lohan will spend 18 days in jail and be on probation for five years, and also will be required to take part in an alcohol program. Her license was revoked for 18 months.
These penalties were elevated due to the existence of a prior DWI on Long Island, in 2013, which resulted in a fine, a license suspension and community service.
Drivers must remain at accident sites
All drivers are responsible for staying behind at the scene of an accident to report the incident and to wait for police or medical responders. A failure to do so results in criminal charges—with potential felony charges if the accident resulted in serious injury or death.
In addition to the criminal charges, a person who leaves the scene of an accident (particularly a DWI accident) faces the likelihood of higher damages in ensuing personal injury claims in civil court.
To learn more about the steps you should take if you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver or a driver who left the scene, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP.