The 26-year-old “Liz and Dick” star’s latest brush with the law took place early Wednesday morning in New York City, a spokesperson for the NYPD confirms to omg!. She was driving a 2010 Porsche Cayenne SUV down an alley between the Maritime and Dream hotels in Midtown Manhattan when she allegedly struck a pedestrian. Lindsay, who was accompanied by two males, exited her car to speak with the 34-year-old male victim, then she got back in the vehicle, parked, and went inside the Dream.[Related: Amanda Bynes’ car gets impounded, Lindsay Lohan weighs in]
When Lindsay emerged from the club at 2:25 a.m., police placed her under arrest, charging her with leaving the scene of an accident while causing an injury. She was issued a desk appearance ticket for a future unspecified date.
The police spokesperson noted that drugs and alcohol were not factors in Lindsay’s arrest. As for the person who was hit, he complained of a knee injury and was taken to Bellevue Hospital. He was later released.
When reached for comment, Lindsay’s publicist, Steve Honig, told omg!, “While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing. We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue.”
Just a few days ago – on Sunday night – Lindsay took to Twitter to weigh in on Amanda Bynes’ saga. “Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?” Lindsay complained. It was an odd comment from someone who has had a tremendous amount of legal trouble herself, including two DUIs, probation violations, and a theft conviction. Bynes has yet to be convicted of any crime.
Also earlier this week, Lindsay’s mother Dina’s interview with Dr. Phil McGraw hit the airwaves. The 50-year-old mother of four’s behavior during the chat was bizarre, especially when she gave Dr. Phil the finger. Also of note, when McGraw asked Dina about Lindsay’s long list of police run-ins, Dina said that if Lindsay were living in New York, instead of Los Angeles, “five of them would be obsolete.”
Considering that last night’s incident took place in the Big Apple, geography seems to have nothing to do with it.