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Lindsay Lohan bails out of jail

September 25, 2010

US starlet Lindsay Lohan has bailed out of jail where she spent only about 15 hours for failing another court-ordered drug test, a celebrity website reported.

The 24-year-old was led from a court in handcuffs Friday morning -- the third time in as many years -- after Judge Elden Fox of the Beverly Hills Superior Court found evidence Lohan was guilty of substance abuse.

Fox denied bail to Lohan after she tested positive for cocaine in a court-ordered test, but was later reversed by a superior who set bail at 300,000 dollars.

Celebrity website TMZ said the actress, once seen as a budding Hollywood star, was released shortly before midnight from the Century Regional Detention Facility in the Lynwood suburb of Los Angeles after posting bail.

The "Mean Girls" star had originally faced up to 30 days in jail.

She is due back in court on October 22 to determine whether she violated her probation from an earlier sentence by testing positive for drugs. Lohan must also wear an ankle bracelet that will monitor her blood alcohol content.

Lohan was sentenced on July 6 to serve 90 days in jail and another 90 days in rehab for violating her probation in a drunk-driving case. But due to jail overcrowding, she served just 13 days, before being freed to the detox facility.

In 2007 she spent just 84 minutes in jail after police arrested her twice for cocaine possession while driving -- in one instance crashing her Mercedes-Benz into a tree.

Last week she admitted having failed a drugs test after TMZ and People Magazine said she had tested positive for cocaine use, triggering judge Fox to summon her back for Friday's court hearing.

A queen of Hollywood nights and a favorite target of the paparazzi, the former Disney child star was once considered one of the most promising actresses of her generation.

But Lohan's career has dipped many times since 2005 amid legal woes, stops in rehab and cinematic flops.

In 2008 the "Bobby" and "The Parent Trap" star received two Razzie Awards, the satirical prizes presented to Hollywood's worst acting performances.

In a Twitter post admitting the failed drugs test last week, Lohan said she was a "work in progress."

"This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences... Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight," she said.

"I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future."

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