Lindsay Lohan arrested after 'clipping a pedestrian with her car and leaving the scene'
Lindsay was attempting to park outside Dream Hotel in NYC
Actress and her friends entered the hotel shortly after incident at 12.30am
Police were waiting outside and arrested her when she left at 2.30am
15:13 GMT, 19 September 2012
Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York during the early hours of Wednesday morning on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop, police have confirmed.
The Liz & Dick star was preparing to park her Porsche Cayenne at the Dream Hotel in
Manhattan at 12.30am when she allegedly hit the knee of an unnamed man
in his 30s.
Lindsay's passengers got out and checked her vehicle for damage, and
then the group continued into the hotel to attend an event it was reported.
Not the best driving history: Lindsay has had a number of accidents in recent years
When Lindsay emerged from the venue at 2.30am, police were waiting for her and she was arrested.
The scene: The Dream Hotel in New York City, where the alleged incident occurred
26-year-old star was booked for the misdemeanour offence of leaving the
scene of an accident and released with a desk appearance ticket –
meaning she did not have to pay bail before her release.
The alleged victim was not knocked down by the vehicle and had no visible injuries, but was still taken to hospital.
the offence is a misdemeanour, it could trigger a probation violation
in the Mean Girls star's 2011 jewellery theft case as one of the
conditions of probation is that she obeys all laws.
Lindsay is allegedly describing the incident as 'really fishy'. And the troubled star believes
she is the victim of a 'set up' and plans to fight the claims.
This is not the first time the actress had been involved in a car crash.
In June of this year Lindsay smashed up another Porsche after claiming she was cut up by a truck.
actress later blamed the manufacturing of the vehicle but tests carried
out after the crash found the breaks were working fine.
In May of 2007, Lindsay was arrested
on suspicion of drinking under the influence and this led to her heading
for rehab for 45 days.
July of that year, Lindsay refused to take a sobriety test and was
taken to a police station where her blood alcohol level was over the
limit. She also had some cocaine in her pocket.
Smashed up: In July of this year the actress crashed her Porsche while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in LA
who spent 23 days in jail after violating her probation agreement
following a DUI, took to her Twitter page recently to blast law
enforcement officers for not doing more to stop actress Amanda /09/19/article-2205517-15181308000005DC-856_306x423.jpg” width=”306″ height=”423″ alt=”More mugshots than sense! Lindsay Lohan has been arrested many times and has had mugshots dating from October 2011 (Left) and as she posed for police mugshots on September 24″ class=”blkBorder” />
More mugshots than sense! Lindsay has been arrested many times and has had mugshots dating from October 2011 (Left) and as she posed for police mugshots on September 24
You've been frame! The actress has also been snapped in July 2010 (left) November 2007 (centre) and July 2007 (right)
The L.A. County District Attorney dropped burglary charges due to 'insufficient evidence'.
being charged with misdemeanor theft and probation violation in
February 2011 following the shoplifting of a necklace from a Venice
Beach store, Lindsay was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of
In addition, she was also ordered to remain under supervision whilst completing all of her community service.
The actress pleaded no contest in court,
and was put under house arrest complete with ankle bracelet monitor due
to jail overcrowding.
Can't stay out of trouble: Lindsay was seen in New York earlier this week at Lady Gaga's perfume launch at the Guggenheim museum
Lindsay was then later sentenced to 30 days in jail and 400 hours of community service in November, after she was found guilty of violating her probation because she failed to perform her community service at a Los Angeles morgue.
She entered jail on November 7, 2011, but was released after just under five hours, again due to overcrowding.
The actress finally ended her supervised probation in March this year after fulfilling all of her community service and therapy requirements.
And despite being involved in the hit and run and car crash earlier this year, has remained relatively out of trouble.
She is currently trying to get her life and career back on track, and recently completed filming Liz & Dick, the Lifetime Elizabeth Taylor biopic, and independent film, The Canyons, written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader.
A spokesperson for Lindsay refused to comment to MailOnline.
In court: Lindsay and her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley at the Los Angeles Courthouse in October 2011
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