Judge ends probation for Lohan

Judge ends probation for Lohan

A judge has ended Lindsay Lohan’s probation over a necklace theft case, saying she appears to be doing well with a plan to complete community service and counselling required in her last remaining criminal matter.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge James Dabney said the troubled actress received favourable reports from her counsellor and an agency in London where she is performing community service.

He ordered the Mean Girls star to continue to receive psychological counselling and perform the community service as part of her probation in the 2012 case involving reckless driving and lying to police.

Judge Dabney said Lohan had completed 102 hours of a 240-hour community service sentence.

The judge said she had “picked up the pace” recently while working with the agency that aids neglected children and disabled adults.

Over the years Lohan was briefly jailed five times and sentenced to rehab for a variety of offences ranging from failing to perform her community service to skipping counselling sessions.

Now 28, she is in London appearing in a stage production of the play Speed-The-Plow.

“The judge was pleased, the prosecutors were pleased and of course I’m pleased that Lindsay’s doing well on probation, with her career, and generally with her life,” Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Holley said after the hearing, which the actress did not attend.

Judge Dabney set a January 28 hearing for another update on Lohan’s progress.

He said it appeared Lohan had a plan to complete the terms of her sentence in the case filed after she crashed her car on the way to film a scene for the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton TV biopic Liz And Dick.

Prosecutors also charged her with lying about who was behind the wheel at the time she crashed her Porsche into a dumper truck.

Lohan has been on probation since 2007, when she was arrested twice for driving under the influence.

She struggled to resolve that case and was charged with stealing the necklace within days of being released from rehab in 2011.

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