Just when you think you’ve heard it all! Dina Lohan appeared in court yesterday to face drunk driving charges stemming from her Sept. 12 arrest. According to ABC, she took a breathalyzer, and it came back with a blood alcohol level of over twice the legal limit. Her attorney is now claiming Dina doesn’t have a substance abuse problem, and the only reason she drove drunk was because of the paparazzi.
A court-ordered evaluation, obtained by ABC and New York Post’s Page Six, explains the claim. It reads:
There is no indication that Dina suffers from alcohol abuse or dependency. Her record is remarkably unblemished. Therefore, treatment is not being recommended. It is [my] professional opinion that the circumstances leading to Dina’s arrest were largely impacted from the ongoing daily stresses caused by the paparazzi, the media attention and distorted tabloid character profiles.After meeting Dina and her family and witnessing the care, compassion and concern shared between family members, it is my hope that the courts will take the circumstances and challenges of Dina’s lifestyle under consideration in prosecuting this case.
Last month Dina plead not guilty to the charges. her license was suspended, and she was released without bail. Her lawyer is Mark Heller, whom her daughter, Lindsay, fired over a previous case.
So the paparazzi caused her to get behind the wheel drunk, huh? If she had managed to kill someone, you think that excuse would work?
Only in Hollywood.