NEW YORK – Teenage actress Lindsay Lohan's (search) father was sentenced Friday to up to four years in prison on guilty pleas to a variety of crimes, including driving while impaired and attempted assault, a prosecutor said.
Michael Lohan (search) was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years for a series of incidents stretching over a year, Nassau County prosecutor Joy Watson said. The latest occurred in February, when he was charged with drunk driving after running his car into a utility pole on Long Island.
The attempted assault charge — to which Lohan pleaded guilty in December — stemmed from an attack on his brother-in-law with a shoe at a party last May.
That was one in a series of scrapes with the law for Lohan, father of the 18-year-old Lindsay, star of films such as "The Parent Trap," "Mean Girls," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" and "Freaky Friday."
Michael Lohan also pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for making a threatening phone call to another brother-in-law, and to criminal contempt for breaking a court order by driving onto his estranged wife's driveway.
While awaiting sentencing on the shoe attack, Lohan was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after his car went off the road, struck a pole and burst into flames. He was not injured.
Lohan, 45, had been driving with a suspended or revoked license and had a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit, Watson said. He pleaded guilty Friday to the reduced charge of driving while impaired.
The judge rejected a request by Lohan's lawyers that he be sentenced to an alcohol rehabilitation program instead of prison.
Defense attorney Rory Calhoun said Lohan will seek treatment "so that he can put his life back in order and put his relationship with his children back in order."