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Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads not guilty to DWI charge in NY

Dina Lohan leaves court in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 2013, after pleading not guilty to drunken driving charges.
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Updated 12:41 p.m. ET

Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving charges in New York.

Dina Lohan, 50, was surrounded by a media throng usually associated with her troubled actress daughter, Lindsay, as she left a Long Island courthouse following her arraignment. She was released without bail until her next court appearance Oct. 23.

The only apparent family member accompanying Lohan to court was her mother, Ann Sullivan.

Judge Joy Watson released Lohan without bail but ordered her driver's license suspended, citing the severity of the alleged drunken driving charge.

State police say 50-year-old Dina Lohan was stopped on Sept. 12 for allegedly speeding on a Long Island parkway. Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.20, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.

Defense attorney Mark Heller said his client has no criminal record and is a lifelong Long Island resident who has raised four children as a single mother. He did not specifically address the allegations against her, and she did not comment to reporters.

"Dina Logan is painfully mindful of the gravity of her arrest for driving while intoxicated," he said. "I am confident that the district attorney's office and the judicial system will temper justice with mercy. "

Lohan's arrest about nine miles from her Merrick, N.Y., home came just months after her 27-year-old daughter completed her sixth stint in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey this summer, the younger Lohan admitted an addiction to alcohol which she described as a gateway to other drugs. The actress' father, Michael, also has said he has dealt with drug and alcohol addiction.

"Dina Lohan is a good person," her attorney told "Entertainment Tonight" after her arrest. "Her life has been dedicated to her four children. She has worked hard her entire life and she has been a 'Parent Trapped' with the entire world watching her in a fishbowl with murky water due to no fault of her own. She appreciates the grave seriousness of this matter and is mindful that the Nassau County District Attorney considers these types of cases a top priority. But as an attorney with 45 years of experience, I am confident that as a first time offender, with absolutely no prior record, that the Judicial System will treat Dina Lohan with even-handed fairness."