January 19, 2008 04:11:11 GMT
Lindsay Lohan has been scheduled to take a short class at a morgue as part of her sentence for drunken driving and cocaine possession.
Began performing her community service on November 12, 2007 volunteering for the American Red Cross in Pomona, Calif, which was part of her 10-days community service in a DUI plea bargain, Lindsay Lohan's next stop will be the morgue.
Lindsay is slated to report to a morgue for two days, two-hours a day, as part of a court-ordered program to show DUI offenders the real-life consequences of drinking and driving, her attorney Blair Berk said after a hearing Thursday, January 17 to report to a judge on Lindsay's progress toward fulfilling the terms of her plea bargain. In addition to that, Lindsay reportedly must also spend two days, two hours a day, working in a hospital emergency room.
More on that matter, Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter confirmed Friday, January 18 Lindsay's "gonna see bodies. We'll have anywhere from 20 to 25 people in the class and she's treated like any other individual."
Winter, furthermore, revealed that the morgue visits will among others "include a walk-through of the service floor where autopsies are taking place along with the processing of the deceased. They also wind up seeing deceased people in our crypt," adding that since the coroner's office conducts 20 to 30 autopsies a day, what they see is "whatever's going on at the time, whether it be a victim of a homicide or suicide, a traffic accident or a natural death with no doctor."
Lindsay was arrested twice last year on DUI charges and pleaded guilty in August to misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges that saw her being sentenced to four days in jail. She later on luckily reached a plea deal, with prosecutors agreed she could serve 10 days of community service in lieu of two days behind bars. She was also given credit for one day served from her July arrest, leaving only 24 hours she had to serve.
As part of the plea deal, Lindsay was also ordered to attend 18 months of an alcohol education program during her three-year probation.
Lindsay's next progress report hearing is scheduled for July 15. She is not required to attend though.