NEW YORK: Prosecutors inLos Angeleshave approved Lindsay Lohan's choice of rehab facility after she ditched a court-approved treatment centre inNew Yorkfor one inCaliforniaat the last minute.

The Mean Girls star was given until 2 May to check into a rehab programme to serve a 90-day sentence, and had intended to seek help from professionals near her family home in the Big Apple.

However, the actress changed her mind on the eve of her deadline and hopped on a plane to LA, where she opted for the Morningside Recovery centre inNewport Beach.

She spent less than an hour at theOrangeCountyvenue before walking out, and eventually ended up at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage.–WO

Her newly-rehired lawyer, Shawn Holley, attended a court hearing on Monday to address prosecutors' concerns over the 30-day treatment programmes provided by Betty Ford bosses, but Holley insisted there were three-month sessions available.

Judge James R Dabney gave the thumbs up to the facility, but granted prosecutors until Friday to raise any further objections. They have since informed the judge that they, too, approve of the Betty Ford Clinic as a substitute, reports

Lohan's latest rehab stay relates to charges from a car crash inCalifornialast summer.