Where there is a will, there's a way.
Lindsay Lohan doubled up on community service jobs while in New York City in order to complete the hours required to avoid jail time by her May 28 deadline.
The "Mean Girls" star had to complete more than 100 hours by Thursday morning's court hearing in California. At that hearing, a judge reviewed her community service logs and determined she had met the requirements, ending her probation in a reckless driving case. Lohan was not present in court.
Ahead of Thursday's hearing, Lohan confirmed she had completed her 100 hours on her official Instagram account with a celebratory message thanking the organizations that allowed her to volunteer. Sources familiar with Lohan's volunteer work said she exceeded the 115 hours ordered by Superior Court Judge Mark Young, logging roughly 122 hours.
In addition to her work at a Brooklyn child care center, the actress worked 10- to 12-hour shifts through Memorial Day weekend at a second social service facility that's open 24/7, according to a source familiar with her assignment.
( Wed May 13 18:10:22 PDT 2015 $__output ) Lindsay Lohan Does Community Service in Brooklyn
Lohan waited until the last minute to resume her community service work: officials at Duffield Child Care said their program alone would not have been open for the 115 hours Lohan needed to complete her service by May 28.
Earlier this month, NBC 4 New York received exclusive access to Lohan's first day of community service at the Duffield Center. She spent that day filing papers, but since then, after passing a child welfare background check, she has also helped out teachers in the classroom.
The case is the final criminal case against Lohan, who has spent nearly eight years on probation. Over the years, she was briefly jailed five times and sentenced to rehab for a variety of violations ranging from failing to perform her community service to skipping counseling sessions.
Since 2007, Lohan was convicted in three cases — a drunken driving and drug case, a theft case filed over a stolen necklace and a reckless driving case filed after the actress crashed her Porsche into a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway while on her way to a movie shoot.
The drug and DUI case were resolved in 2012, 4 1/2 years after she was arrested twice in quick succession. Despite taking a plea deal that allowed her to avoid jail time, Lohan struggled to comply with the terms of her sentence and was ordered jailed after she missed a court appearance.
It took more than 50 court hearings to resolve the trio of cases, with the actress being forced to appear 20 times in person.