U.S. judge sends actress Lindsay Lohan to jail

08:26, July 07, 2010      

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Actress Lindsay Lohan (C) arrives for a probation status hearing relating to her August 2007 no contest pleas to two counts each of DUI and being under the influence of cocaine, along with a reckless driving charge, at the Beverly Hills Municipal Courthouse, California, July 6, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A Beverly Hills judge ruled Tuesday that actress Lindsay Lohan violated the terms of her probation in a pair of drunk driving cases by missing multiple classes at a court-ordered alcohol-education program and sentenced her to 90 days in jail.

The 24-year-old former Disney star broke down sobbing when Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel pronounced the sentence. She was ordered to surrender in Revel's courtroom on July 20 to begin serving her jail term in Los Angeles County Jail.

"She knew [the prosecutor] would be asking for jail time and yet still after all that, she didn't comply with the court order and the court does find her in violation of her probation," Revel said at Tuesday's probation-violating hearing.

She noted that Lindsay's had a history of noncompliance and " ongoing excuses."

"She had to go once a week," the judge said. "I ordered her to do it and I couldn't be more clear and it wasn't done."

The 90 days stems from the 30 days possible for each of Lohan's original infractions: her two Driving Under the Influence (DUI)s and a count of reckless driving.

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