Time for some celebrity DWI news. It’s like your morning coffee: you can’t get your day started without it.
First, troubled underage starlet Lindsay Lohan (near right) — who is back in rehab, after a drunk driving arrest over the Memorial Day weekend — allegedly suffers from OxyContin addiction, according to her estranged dad, Michael Lohan.
On the one hand, Lohan’s felonious father may not be the most reliable source. But on the other hand, we’re talking about Lindsay Lohan.
Second, an update on someone whose misadventures we have followed quite closely in these pages: Ann Banaszewski (far right), daughter of Justice Antonin Scalia (far right). From the Chicago Tribune:
A daughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving in Wheaton in February….
Banaszewski accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors and was sentenced by DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin to 18 months of court supervision. She also was ordered to perform 140 hours of public service (of which 40 hours must be beneficial to children), attend counseling and treatment sessions, attend a victim-impact panel and pay $1,500 in fines and fees.
Will his daughter’s brush with the law turn the crustily conservative Nino into a bleeding heart for criminal defendants? Stay tuned.
(Yes, we know — Justice Scalia has handed down numerous rulings favorable to criminal defendants. E.g., Blakely v. Washington; Crawford v. Washington. But he’s far from the most pro-defendant member of the Court.)
Lohan’s Dad: Lindsay Hooked on OxyContin [Associated Press]
Justice’s daughter pleads guilty to DUI [Chicago Tribune]
Scalia’s daughter pleads guilty to drunken driving [Journal-Gazette / Times-Courier]
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Ann Banaszewski (scroll down)