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Lohan charged with leaving scene of NYC accident

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop driving, but her publicist said he expects the allegations to be proven false.

The 26-year-old actress was arrested at 2:25 a.m. as she left a nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, police said. They said no alcohol was involved.

Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket and scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23.

Police said Lohan was slowly driving a black Porsche through an alley between the Dream Hotel and the Maritime Hotel on 16th Street when the accident occurred. The victim called 911. He was treated at a hospital for a knee injury and released.

"We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue," Lohan's publicist Steve Honig wrote in an email. He wrote the incident appeared to be "much ado about nothing."

It was the latest car accident involving Lohan.

On June 8, Lohan was involved in a crash in California that sent her and her assistant to a hospital. They were on their way to a shoot for the film "Liz and Dick" when Lohan's Porsche collided with a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. Neither was seriously injured and Lohan resumed shooting later in the day.

The accident remains under investigation; police have said they are trying to determine who was driving.

The actress, best known for roles in "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls," was cleared in May of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car. Los Angeles prosecutors refused to file charges, stating there was no evidence an accident occurred and citing doubts about the manager's credibility.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace last year from a jewelry store without permission. She completed a strict counseling and morgue cleanup duty program implemented by a judge. She is not required to check in with a judge or probation officer, but she could face a jail term if she is re-arrested.

Lohan recently filmed "The Canyons," a film by "Less Than Zero" author Bret Easton Ellis. "The Canyons" has Lohan playing opposite James Deen, who is best known as an adult film star with thousands of movies to his credit.


AP Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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Sep 20, 2012 12:31PM
someone needs to lock little Lindsay up before she kills someone.  How many chances do you get anymore... ???  It's just a matter of time before she causes someone's death.  Do we have a justice system that's the rich always get off???
Sep 19, 2012 12:46PM
Left a nightclub at 2:30 and no alcohol??? right.  Thats why she fled.  Never a dull moment with this idiot.
Sep 19, 2012 6:58AM
Why do we have to hear about this loser?  There are numerous good, young stars trying to make it.  I like good positive stuff.  We just fuel the fire with LL and for what reason?  Send her to Europe and see what she can do there - get her out of here.
Sep 24, 2012 11:08AM
They'll take her license and we'll all breath a little easier.  She needs somebody to tell her no, no more.  I don't believe she has ever heard that command before, but she really needs to.  Nobody wants to see her crash and burn or worse yet take somebody with her.  She should be committed to a behavior modification facility for 6 months.
Oct 1, 2012 6:12AM
They should leave this bit-- alone. She just took half an ambien & subsequently developed a seizure just like the Sec of Commerce.
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