Lindsay Lohan: my first DUI was really the paparazzi’s fault
Lindsay Lohan has blamed tha paparazzi for the first of the DUI charges in the summer of 2007.
The Mean Girls star was first arrested for drink-driving in May 2007 and immediately checked into rehab afterwards. However just weeks after her release, she was arrested again after getting into a chase with her former assistant. She entered rehab again and was sentenced to jail time, serving 84 minutes in a Los Angeles county prison.
While she admits to being “sort of a speed demon [because] it’s exhilarating”, she told Interview magazine recently that she wasn’t entirely to blame for the first incident: “My car accident that I got into, where I got my first charge, I wouldn’t have been speeding up like I was if I didn’t have people shoving cameras in my windows. I was running away from the paparazzi.
“Especially late at night, when you’re trying to turn a corner, and then somebody else is speeding up alongside you. So, you know, it’s okay for someone to chase me and then try to cut me off so I ram my car into a tree… I mean, I know this guy was trying to do his job, but his ‘job’ almost landed me half-dead.
“Not only that, but they all stand to make a lot more money at it if they’ve got pictures of you in a car crashed into a tree.
“They’re instigating and antagonising you. All of them aren’t bad. But I will tell you that I had one of these guys drive into the side of my car once. That’s how I met my criminal defence attorney.”