Lindsay Lohan Leaves Jail After About 5 Hours

Lindsay Lohan checked in and out of a Los Angeles County lockup

By Sara Dover
|  Monday, Nov 7, 2011  |  Updated 6:18 AM PDT
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About five hours after she was booked into a Los Angeles jail, Lindsay Lohan is a free woman.

The hard-partying celebrity checked into the slammer to serve a 30-day sentence for violating her probation at about 8:50 p.m. PT on Sunday, Deputy Tony Moore told The Associated Press. She was seen riding home in a chauffeured black Cadillac Escalade at about 1:40 a.m. PT.

Essentially, she was booked and released. Lohan's sentence was expected to be short due to overcrowding and staff reduction in California jails.

The 25-year-old "Mean Girls" star had until Nov. 9 to report to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood. The punishment was handed down by Judge Stephanie Sautner last week after finding she violated her probation when her flakiness got her booted from her community service assignment at a women's shelter.

Before checking in to prison, the bleach-haired celebutante fit in some time to re-do her $1 million Playboy shoot.

Lohan now has to finish up her community service at the county morgue or risk serving an additional 270 days in jail, the judge said. She was sentenced to janitorial work at the mortuary, rather than a homeless shelter, because the shelter said she was a "bad example" for the people there.

"The Downtown Women's Center is willing to take you back, but I'm not going to put them through that again," Sautner said Wednesday. "I looked into another group, the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women. They refused to take you because they said you were a bad example for women who are trying to get their lives in order.

"The morgue was willing to keep you."

It's Lohan's fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007, The Associated Press reports.

Selected Reading: The New York Times, People, TMZ

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