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Lindsay Lohan loses bid to ease restriction on drug tests

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A judge on Monday refused a request
by Lindsay Lohan's attorney to ease restrictions involving drug and
alcohol testing on the actress so she can film a movie in Texas.
Lohan, wearing a dark gray suit, appeared somber and concerned
when she conferred with her attorney about attaching an
alcohol-monitoring bracelet to her ankle and requiring drug testing
every week in the Los Angeles area.
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, told the judge that
Lohan was planning to travel to Texas to film a movie, but the
judge suggested the actress may have to delay the project.
Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel offered to spend a half hour
reading Lohan and Holley a list of reasons for ordering the
bracelet, drug tests and an alcohol-education program. Holley
declined and accepted the judge's decision.
The judge also set a probation violation hearing for July 6 to
address Lohan's failure to appear in court last week for a
scheduled progress report on her probation stemming from two
arrests in 2007.
Lohan, 23, did not address a throng of media outside the
courthouse as she walked in several minutes late to the hearing and
sat down beside Holley.
Lohan arrived in the Los Angeles area Saturday after a flight
from Europe, where she spent a few days at the Cannes Film Festival
and partying into the wee hours on the day she was supposed to be
in court in Beverly Hills.
She was to be arrested upon her return to Los Angeles for
missing the mandatory hearing, but the judge recalled the warrant
late Thursday after Lohan posted bail.
Holley said Lohan's passport was stolen while in Cannes and she
was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for last week's
hearing. Holley told Revel on Monday she has proof Lohan had an
airplane ticket to return for the hearing.
Lohan has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading
guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving
charges. The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier
that year.

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