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Lohan's probation period extended

17 October 09 14:04 GMT

Actress Lindsay Lohan has had her probation for a drink driving conviction extended for one more year.

Lohan was ordered to appear in court after probation officials said she had missed some alcohol education classes.

The actress was told to complete an 18-month alcohol awareness programme in August 2007 after being convicted of drink driving and other charges.

Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said there was confusion over when she would attend some sessions.

Mr Holley said his client had told officials she was leaving Los Angeles to work on a film in Texas but there was a misunderstanding about when she would return.

Prison time

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Marsha Revel accepted the explanation but added one year to Lohan's three-year probation sentence so that she could finish the programme, suggesting the actress complete it as soon as possible.

"This has to be a top priority," she told Lohan in court.

"I would love to congratulate you rather than admonish you," she added.

Lohan was arrested for driving under the influence in May 2007 and two months later was arrested again, this time for drink driving and cocaine possession.

She was sentenced to one day in jail, community service and three years probation to include the alcohol awareness sessions.

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