Is Lindsay Lohan the new Robert Downey, Jr.?

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Is Lindsay Lohan the new Robert Downey Jr.?

Remember in the late '90s, when the actor just could not get -- and stay -- sober, and was regularly arrested for possessing firearms and drugs (speed, cocaine and heroin) and missing his court-imposed drug tests? He was a talented, total mess. Then he got fired from "Ally McBeal" and spent a year in rehab. Now he's married, with a smart, successful wife, a family and a career. Click here for his drug-past details. Then knock on wood.

We can only hope something works for Lindsay, who has gotten her second DUI citation (hello, wake-up call?) in three months. A good start would be yanking her out of the Hollywood Scene for more than a one-month stay in a ritzy rehab. A solid year out of the limelight just might save her life. Let's hope she gets the same judge Downey got.

Meanwhile, Lindsay's lawyer, Blair Berk, has released a statement about her celebrity client, who was booked this morning on suspicion of DUI, possession of cocaine, transporting a narcotic into a custody facility and driving on a suspended license:

"Addiction is a terrible and vicious disease. Since leaving Promises rehab facility on July 13, Lohan has been wearing an electronic alcohol-monitoring bracelet on her ankle. She had it on even as she hit parties and nightclubs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

"Throughout this period, I have received timely and accurate reports from the testing companies," Berk said.

"Unfortunately, late [Monday] I was informed that Lindsay had relapsed. The bracelet has now been removed. She is safe, out of custody and presently receiving medical care."

Yeah, hey, that SCRAM bracelet worked really well, didn't it?

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