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Lohan's mom pleads not guilty to DWI

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Dina Lohan leaves court in Hempstead, N.Y. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 after pleading not guilty to drunken driving charges. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman) Dina Lohan leaves court in Hempstead, N.Y. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 after pleading not guilty to drunken driving charges. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
By FRANK ELTMAN

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Her license suspended, Dina Lohan left a suburban New York courthouse in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce on Tuesday after entering a not guilty plea on speeding and drunken driving charges.

Lohan, 50, was surrounded by a media throng usually associated with her troubled actress daughter, Lindsay, as she left a Long Island courthouse following her arraignment. She was released without bail until her next court appearance Oct. 23.

The only apparent family member accompanying Lohan to court was her mother, Ann Sullivan.

Judge Joy Watson released Lohan without bail but ordered her driver's license suspended, citing the severity of the alleged drunken driving charge.

State police arrested Lohan on Sept. 12 after stopping her for allegedly driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone on a Long Island parkway. Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.20, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.

Defense attorney Mark Heller said his client has no criminal record and is a lifelong Long Island resident who has raised four children as a single mother. He did not specifically address the allegations against her, and she did not comment to reporters.

"Dina Logan is painfully mindful of the gravity of her arrest for driving while intoxicated," he said. "I am confident that the district attorney's office and the judicial system will temper justice with mercy. "

Lohan's arrest about nine miles from her Merrick, N.Y., home came just months after her 27-year-old daughter completed her sixth stint in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this summer, the younger Lohan admitted an addiction to alcohol which she described as a gateway to other drugs. The actress' father, Michael, also has said he has dealt with drug and alcohol addiction.

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