Lindsay Lohan will not go to jail despite failing an alcohol test this month, and the reason why is simple: She's not actually barred from doing so.
Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the prior judge in the case, Elden Fox, had only required controlled substance testing from January 3-February 25.
Short story: LiLo's no longer required to submit to testing, period, and even when she was, her probation only disallowed controlled substances.
Alcohol is a legal substance, so even if she did test positive this month, it doesn't matter, according to her legal wizard, Shawn Chapman Holley.
Probation officers cannot test Lindsay for drugs or alcohol anymore, as there is no court order allowing random testing ... even though it just happened.
Apparently, they had been doing so erroneously.
As long as she doesn't leave the house, drive or do drugs, Miss "I'm clean for life" can booze all she wants now. So ... crack open some more wine?
Judge Sautner said Lindsay is now restricted for the remainder of her house arrest to one friend at a time at her Venice loft, in addition to family.
There will be no more house parties allowed at her pad, however, and Sautner did admonish Lindsay for showing "extremely poor judgment."
To say the least. Aside from making a mockery of the justice system with this house arrest nonsense, it doesn't say much about her willpower.
Sautner asked Lindsay if she wanted to get on with her life. She replied, "Yes I do." The actress remains under house arrest through June 29.
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]