dina lohan mugshotIt's a good thing the Lohans are a photogenic family, because their mugshot gallery just keeps getting bigger! And nope, we're not talking about now (hopefully) sober LiLo -- this time, it's 50-year-old Dina Lohan who's in trouble with the law, getting arrested last night for drunk driving in Long Island, New York.

Mama Lohan was allegedly driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone when cops pulled her over at around 11 p.m. on Thursday night, with a blood alcohol level registering at .20 (over twice the legal limit of .08). Dina was booked on two counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of speeding, then released to an unidentified "sober third party," but is due in court later this month. Yikes!

Now, I have to tell you that, initially, I was extremely tempted to go on a "guess the Lohan doesn't fall far from the tree" type rant about this unfortunate event. 

You know, "of course Lindsay is a mess with a mom like that, yada yada yada, this is probably going to screw up her newfound sobriety big time, blah blah." But then I realized something -- it could be that the exact opposite is true. Think about it: Back when Lindsay was crashing Porsches and mopping up morgues and slapping gypsies, her mom's behavior probably seemed completely fine. Better than fine, even -- what's better than a mom who's also a drinking buddy?? (Obviously lots of things, but you get my point.) Now that Lindsay is cleaning up her act, she's probably seeing things a lot more clearly -- seeing things for what they truly are. Meaning, she's probably realizing that she doesn't want to end up like her mom, still posing for drunken mugshots at 50 years old. And that's the kind of realization that could keep LiLo on the straight and narrow for a long, long time.

Do you think Dina Lohan's DUI could be a good thing for Lindsay?

 

Image via New York State Police