Let the outrage begin. Lindsay Lohan, wearing her alcohol monitor and accompanied by counsel, turned herself in to the Beverly Hills police yesterday afternoon to be formally booked on charges stemming from that Byzantine DUI-hit-and-run incident that unfolded in the early morning of May 26 when she drunkenly drove her Mercedes onto the sidewalk, crashed into some shrubbery, fled the scene of the accident by way of elaborately choreographed getaway cars driven by an assortment of abetting friends, and wound up in the hospital for observation – leaving a “usable amount” of cocaine back at the scene. “According to the official Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department website,” reports Johnny-on-the-spot TMZ, “Lohan was held in custody for about an hour around 4:00 PM, until she was released on her own recognizance – routine for a first time DUI offender. Police sources tell TMZ that Lohan was ‘very pleasant and cooperative.’ ” But any regular schlub with far less cinematic shenanigans will tell you that it is in fact not “routine” for first-timers to be released on their own recognizance – no matter how pleasant and cooperative they are – until fingerprinted, photographed, interrogated (there’s always tedious paperwork), and locked up for hours. Was Lohan handcuffed? Where is her mug shot? We smell preferential treatment. Her court date is set for August 24.
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