WOODBURY - Merrick native Dina Lohan has pleaded not guilty to DWI charges.

The mother of star Lindsay Lohan appeared in a Hempstead court today where 30 to 40 media cameras awaited her arrival.

Lohan is accused of driving drunk on the Northern State Parkway on Sept. 12.

Troopers say Lohan's blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit.

Lohan’s lawyer Mark Jay Heller told the media that society and a troubled life is to blame for the incident.

Lohan was released, handed over her driver’s license and is expected back in court next month.