It appears that the drunk driving case against Dina Lohan, the mother of Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, may be coming to an end. Specifically, Dina Lohan recently pleaded guilty to the charges of speeding and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Under New York law, the charge of aggravated DWI may result when an individual’s BAC level is .18 or more. To account for that degree of alleged intoxication -- more than twice the legal limit of .08 -- the penalties implicated by an aggravated misdemeanor DWI conviction are more severe. In practical terms, that can mean longer jail time and probation, larger fines, and a longer period of driver’s license revocation. It may also require a convicted criminal defendant to install an ignition interlock in his or her car.