Lindsay Lohan was cuffed and taken into custody after a judge ruled she had flouted her probation terms.

“There has been violation after violation,” judge Stephanie Sautner told Lindsay Lohan after it was revealed that the star had been ejected from a community service assignment for non-attendance.

The Hollywood starlet was meant to serve 360 hours of community service at a homeless women’s shelter but the actress’s probation report detailed her recurring absenteeism.

Nine of Lohan’s appointments at the shelter were “blown off” and she “showed up once and left after an hour”, Sautner observed.

“I thought she could be of value to downtown women’s center, but obviously not,” Saunter added.

“How many violations have there been?” Sautner asked before scolding The Mean Girls actress: “Probation is a gift, not a right.”

“We’re dealing with someone on probation,” said Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley. “Most people on probation don’t always do things perfectly.”

Lohan is believed to have been released after posting $100,000 (£63,000) bail.

Sautner set a November 2 hearing to decide whether Lohan should serve another stint behind bars. She has been sent to jail on four previous occasions but released every time due to jail overcrowding.

This case is just the latest in a long line of Li Lo’s brushes with the law. In 2007 she violated probation after a drink drive case and served time under house arrest for a misdemeanour theft case earlier this year.