In an exclusive interview, former Laguna Beach "star" Jessica Smith â€" who pled guilty on misdemeanor DUI charges in early July, has enlightened us with some sound advice for a fellow drunk driving maniac, Lindsay Lohan.
"I think she needs real help, and not Promises-type of help with the massages and everything," the Laguna Beach grad told 24Sizzler.com Wednesday. "She needs to go to a real place to address her problem. The bottom line is she needs help. She keeps messing up."
We have no idea why the ex of Jason Wahler is commenting on this other than to get attention, but Smith says Lindsay shouldn't get off easy because of her star status:
"I think she deserves whatever she gets. If she gets off just because she's Lindsay Lohan, that's ridiculous. If someone slaps her on the wrist, and is like, â€˜oh, you bad girl,' she'll never learn."
Jessica Smith was charged last March after a car she was driving slammed into another car, reportedly causing "great bodily injury" to people in both cars.
She was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to attend one MADD meeting and serve 80 hours of community service, and she says she's at peace with it.
"I drank and drove. There's no excuse for that. I think anything that I got, and had I said it was unfair, it would be ridiculous, because I did something wrong," Smith notes.
She was quick to draw a line between herself and Lindsay Lohan, however.
"My situation is different [from Lindsay's], because it's not like it was my third time. She's just out of rehab and she has an ankle bracelet. I think that's odd. I got 80 hours of community service and I didn't have anything on my record."
So does Lindsay Lohan deserve jail time?
"I would say sure, but jail is scary," Jessica Smith says. "Some people just don't belong in jail. You go crazy in jail. I thought it was unfair that Paris Hilton went to jail."
The 19-year-old, most famous for hooking up with Wahler (cheating on Lauren Conrad at the time) and for sticking around Laguna Beach far too long, says she feels for Lindsay.
"It was horrible. I can't imagine what she's going through. It was embarrassing for me, it must have been like 150 times worse for her... She should just ignore what people say."
Jessica Smith says she's changed because of her DUI bust, stating "I barely drink anymore, because if anything was to happen when I was drunk, I would go to jail for 90 days... I learned my lesson... one way to show I've learned my lesson, is to show I've changed."