Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox today sent actress Lindsay Lohan back to jail without bail, after she failed a drug test.

She will be in jail until at least October 22, when she has a probation hearing.

It will be Lohan’s third jail stint for a three-year-old drug and drunken driving case filed after a pair of high-profile arrests in 2007.

Her previous stays at a women’s jail in a Los Angeles suburb lasted 84 minutes and 14 days.

Lohan acknowledged failing a court-ordered drug screening last week on Twitter.

According to Associated Press, Lohan arrived at the Beverly Hills courthouse Friday about 10 minutes before the hearing was set to start, wearing sunglasses and accompanied by her mother, Dina. Her father, Michael Lohan, had arrived earlier.

Fox had said at a previous hearing he would sentence Lohan to a month in jail for each drug test she skipped or failed. The actress wasn’t present for that hearing, which was held hours after her release from rehab.

Lohan has twice been released early to overcrowding, with her longest jail stay a 14-day stint on a 90-day sentence earlier this summer.

Lohan seemed to acknowledge an addiction problem after news of her positive drug test broke last week.

She tweeted last Friday, "Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps." "This is certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences."

According to the source, Lohan remains on probation for a reckless driving and two driving under the influence charges, all misdemeanors. Fox dropped two drug cases at a hearing in August during which he announced Lohan’s release from rehab and set out a strict outpatient treatment schedule that included random drug screenings. Fox has sealed Lohan’s court file.

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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