Lindsay Lohan has described the end of her probation as a “clean slate” and a “fresh start”. After nearly eight years, the former Mean Girls star learned on Thursday that her probation period had come to an end after Judge Mark Young ruled that she had completed her community service hours dating back to a 2012 reckless driving incident.

In a statement to People magazine, the troubled 28 year old actress said “I am very grateful to those at Brooklyn Community Services, Duffield and The Ali Forney Center for welcoming me into their services and allowing me to finish my court ordered community service hours.”

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has officially completed her community service and her probation has ended

She also had words of thanks for her attorney, Shawn Holley, who represented her in the Santa Monica court on Thursday because she couldn’t be there in person, and also recognised “everyone involved for having faith in me and supporting me in getting the job done.”

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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lohan had only completed ten hours of a 125 hour sentence imposed by the same judge back in February. That ruling was handed down following a dispute over whether the hours that Lohan had already done actually counted towards her total or not.

That left the actress with just 16 days to finish the remaining 110 hours of community service. However, she did so successfully during Wednesday, less than 24 hours before the deadline. Lohan posted on her Instagram page the same day, saying “hard work pays off”.

“I look forward to working with The Ali Forney Center and BCS in the future,” the actress continued in her statement. “Thank you for the inspiration. Clean slate. Fresh start.”

In celebration, Lohan is reportedly jetting off to the south of France to meet up with some friends, according to a source, having been spotted at JFK airport in New York on Thursday.

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