Dina Lohan Pleads Not Guilty to DWI Charges in Court

Dina Lohan leaves court in Hempstead, New York on Sept 24, 2013.
Dina Lohan pleaded not guilty to DWI charges stemming from her Sept. 12 arrest -- see her leaving court! Mike Pont/Getty Images

Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, appeared in court on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to face charges of driving while intoxicated stemming from her arrest earlier this month. Clad in a demure, printed black dress, the 51-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges against her at Nassau County District Court in Long Island, N.Y. She was accompanied by her attorney, Mark Heller.

Lohan isn't off the hook just yet, though. Per TMZ, she was released without bail but forced to surrender her driver's license. She left the court as a passenger in a silver Rolls-Royce.

As previously reported, Lohan was arrested for going 77 mph in a 55 mph zone on the Northern State Parkway in Oyster Bay at around 11 p.m. on Sept. 12. She was issued traffic tickets for speeding and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. A breath test revealed her blood alcohol concentration to be .20 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.

"Dina Lohan is a good person," her lawyer told Entertainment Tonight after the arrest. "Her life has been dedicated to her four children. She has worked hard her entire life and she has been a 'Parent Trapped' with the entire world watching her in a fishbowl with murky water due to no fault of her own." 

He added: "She appreciates the grave seriousness of this matter and is mindful that the Nassau County District Attorney considers these types of cases a top priority. But as an attorney with 45 years of experience, I am confident that as a first time offender, with absolutely no prior record, the Judicial System will treat Dina Lohan with even-handed fairness."

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