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Lohan is now 'in breach of drink drive probation'

Actress Lindsay Lohan, currently serving a home detention sentence, was ordered back to court on an allegation that she violated her probation in a drunken-driving case, a court official said.

The 24-year-old actress -- who is confined to her home on a separate sentence for stealing a necklace earlier this year -- was due in court today in Los Angeles, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the LA District Attorney's Office.

Gibbons said she did not know how Lohan allegedly violated her probation. But entertainment website Radar Online cited unnamed sources as saying Lohan tested positive for alcohol, which would violate her probation in the drunken-driving case.

Lohan has been dogged by the 2007 drunk-driving case for years and has served several stints in rehab and jail for violating her probation. A judge last year ordered Lohan to court for missing alcohol education classes, and she later went to a rehab centre in southern California.

She was released from that facility in January and then landed in trouble, again, for stealing the necklace from a Los Angeles-area jewellery store.

Lohan was once considered one of Hollywood's most promising actresses, but her career has fallen on hard times due to her personal and legal troubles.

The actress says that since being confined to her 3,000-sqft home in Venice Beach, California, she has caught up on movies and TV shows.

She has stayed out of the public eye and, most importantly, had time to finish decorating her house and patio.

"I probably wouldn't have done it had I not been home," Lohan said.

She began serving her sentence last month, and is expected to serve about 35 days.

Lohan says that while not ideal, she treasures these moments alone in her home.

"There are so many things you can do," she says. "It's a nice way to just be reading scripts and focusing on what I'm going to do next."

But Lohan says she cannot wait to resume doing things that she had taken for granted, like walking in the neighbourhood, going shopping or dining out.