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Judge sends Lindsay Lohan to jail for probation violation
July 6, 2010, 4:35 pm
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A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail Tuesday after ruling she violatedprobation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes.

Lohan burst into tears after the sentencing by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel.

Lohan was not required to immediately surrender but will have to turn herself in on July 20. She will also be required to enter an inpatient rehab program after her release from jail.

The ruling came during a hearing set for the “Mean Girls” star after she missed a court date in May. She has been required to wear an ankle alcohol monitor since then.

The monitor issued an alert after Lohan attended the MTV Movie Awards and after-parties.

Prosecutors had hoped to introduce reports from the monitor to show the actress also had violated a court order against drinking imposed as part of her probation.

Revel said during the ongoing hearing the device showed Lohan’s blood-alcohol content was 0.03.

However, Revel said she would not consider whether the actress actually consumed alcohol last month after attending the MTV Movie Awards. Lohan has denied drinking that night.

Lohan arrived about 10 minutes early for the hearing at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Lohan’s father Michael and younger sister also attended.

Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 after she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving.

The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier that year. Lohan was sentenced to three years ofprobation but had to ask for a yearlong extension in October after she failed to complete her alcohol-education courses on time.