Lohan’s estranged father says she suffers from multiple addictions, including alcohol and the painkiller OxyContin, the Web site E! Online reported Wednesday.
“I spoke to the people treating Lindsay, because I wanted to make sure she was getting the right care,” Michael Lohan told E! Online. “And I’m satisfied they are doing the right thing for her, helping her detox from the painkillers and things. That’s a very important step.”
Michael Lohan was released from a New York state prison in March after serving almost two years for driving while intoxicated and other charges. He said he is studying to become a drug-rehab counselor with the faith-based organization Teen Challenge.
Authorities conducting undercover operations at trendy celebrity watering holes in recent weeks want to know if an underage Lindsay Lohan was served alcohol before a weekend car crash.
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators also want to know if Lohan or others were served after hours, agency spokesman John Carr said.
Videos show Lohan leaving Hollywood’s Les Deux club at 3:30 a.m.
Alcohol cannot be served in California after 2 a.m.
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control told the Beverly Hills Police Department it wants to review witness reports and other evidence to determine if a formal investigation is warranted, Carr said.
Les Deux owner Lonnie Moore said Lohan had dinner and wasn’t drinking.
“Because of the enormous paparazzi presence outside of Les Deux that night, we allowed her to stay late and wait for her friends,” according to a statement.
Lohan, who turns 21 on July 2, was behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz that was heavily damaged when it crashed into a curb and bushes on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills early Saturday.
Some 1,574 people were killed in alcohol related vehicle crashes last year and about 200 involved underage drinking.
There have been 10 recent enforcement operations involving Alcoholic Beverage Control and Los Angeles police officers checking Los Angeles area clubs, Carr said. The agency has four investigators in Los Angeles.
Club Teddy’s at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood paid a $3,000 fine on May 4 for accusations last year that they sold contaminated beverages and sold alcohol after hours, Carr said.
There’s also a pending investigation now in the hearing process against Hollywood Boulevard’s Club Mood, another popular nightspot for young Hollywood, Carr said.
“We do investigate any time we get complaints when someone underage is being served. Anyone under the age of 21 cannot be sold alcohol in California.”
If that does happen, Carr said it can result in a fine, suspension of the club’s ABC license to sell liquor or revocation of their liquor license.