NEW YORK (AP) - The estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan
has been released from a New York state prison after serving almost
two years for driving while intoxicated and other charges.
Michael Lohan said now that he is a free man, he wants to repair
his unsteady relationship with his 20-year-old daughter. "I'm
going to wait, and when she sees I'm walking the walk, I'm hopeful
she'll open the door," he told Newsday in Wednesday's editions.
He was released from Collins Correctional Facility near Buffalo
on Tuesday, Linda Foglia, a spokeswoman for the state Department of
Corrections, told CBS Interactive.
Lohan had been jailed since June 30, 2005, for attempted assault
and other charges.
The attempted assault charge stemmed from an attack on his
brother-in-law at a party.
While awaiting sentencing, he was charged with driving while
intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
when his car went off the road. His car struck a pole and was
engulfed in flames. Lohan wasn't hurt.
Lohan told Newsday that while he was in prison, he went to Bible
college and became a minister with the Assemblies of God Ministry.
"I want to help people," he said. "I don't want them to fall
into the same traps I did."