Dina Lohan Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, Has Driver's License Suspended

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Dina Lohan pleaded not guilty to drunken driving and speeding charges in court today following her recent arrest. Her license has been suspended.

Dina was mobbed by a media throng usually associated with her troubled actress daughter, Lindsay Lohan, as she left a Long Island courthouse.

She was released without bail until her next court date October 23.

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

State police arrested Dina Lohan for DUI on September 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 more than double the legal limit.

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.

"Dina Lohan is painfully mindful of the gravity of her arrest," he said. "I am confident that the [D.A.] and the judicial system will temper justice with mercy. "

The arrest about nine miles from her Merrick, N.Y., home came just months after her 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 Lohan, has also battled addiction.

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Dina Lohan Quotes

I've learned to just deal with it. It's so silly. We actually laugh about it now… It really does hurt…. but you develop a thick skin. You have to ignore it.

Dina Lohan [on rumors surrounding her family]

If she's happy, I'm happy. That's all I'll say. Samantha's great. I've known her and her family for ten years.

Dina Lohan [on Lindsay dating Samantha Ronson]
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