Judge lifts Lindsay Lohan probation

Judge lifts Lindsay Lohan probation

Lindsay Lohan's probation order has been lifted

Lindsay Lohan embraces her lawyer after her probation order was lifted at Los Angeles Superior Court

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A judge in Los Angeles has ended Lindsay Lohan's probation and given her back her freedom.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner ended the Mean Girls star's probation imposed for a 2007 drink-driving offence, eliminating the need for Lindsay to appear in court or report to a probation officer.

The 25-year-old actress remains on informal probation for taking a 2,500 dollar (£1,570) necklace without permission last year, but the immediate threat of jail or further punishment is over.

Lindsay has struggled for four-and-a-half years to put her two drink-driving arrests behind her and has been under constant scrutiny since she missed a court hearing in May 2010. J

udge Sautner said the star had done everything that had been asked of her since late last year.

Lindsay thanked Judge Sautner for her patience and let out a sigh of relief as she left the courtroom after the brief hearing.

"I just want to say thank you for being fair. It's really opened a lot of doors for me," she said.

The hearing came as the starlet's career is showing hints of a comeback.

Lindsay is due to guest star in a forthcoming episode of Glee, recently hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and is set to star as Elizabeth Taylor in a television movie.

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