Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, was slapped with felony charges Tuesday for allegedly driving drunk into a telephone pole last month, say Long Island, N.Y., prosecutors.
If convicted, he could face a maximum of four years in prison, Nassau Assistant District Attorney Joy Watson tells Newsday. New York’s Daily News also reports that the new charge could nullify a previous plea bargain regarding a May 2004 assault on Lohan’s brother-in-law and possibly add another four years to Lohan’s sentence.
Arrested on Feb. 19, Lohan, 44, was originally charged with a misdemeanor DUI. The upgrade to felony charges, for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, came in part because of he allegedly drove with a suspended license.
Watson says Lohan’s blood alcohol content was .14 percent on the night of the arrest, far exceeding the legal limit of .08 percent.
Lohan’s newly hired attorney Rory Calhoun, tells the Daily News his client is receiving substance abuse counseling behind bars to “get him back on the road to a decent life and a decent relationship with his children.”
There has been no comment from Lindsay Lohan.
Upon entering the courthouse Tuesday, Michael Lohan was asked if he had any message for his 18-year-old movie star daughter, reports the New York Post. Lohan replied that Lindsay should be asked “why they’re laundering her money and why I’m not getting any.”