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Lindsay Lohan appears in a still from the 2010 film, Machete. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film

Lindsay Lohan arrested in NYC for allegedly leaving accident

09/19/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York City this morning on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident after striking a pedestrian.

The actress struck a man while parking a 2010 Porsche Cayenne in an alley. The man, who is in his 30s, called authorities and complained of being struck. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for a knee injury, according to WABC Television, the sister station of KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company.

The 26-year-old actress' spokesperson and attorney declined to comment about the incident.

Lohan went into a club at the nearby Dream Hotel on 16th Street in Lower Manhattan. After police responded, she came out of the hotel and was arrested just before 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19. The actress was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Lohan was given a ticket and released. She will have to appear in court at a later date.

Alchohol is not suspected to be involved in what officials called a "low speed" crash. Two other men were in the car with the actress, but they were not charged. The Porsche is not registered to Lohan.

The actress' informal probation is scheduled to end in May 2014. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office learned about Lohan's arrest on Wednseday morning and has not indicated whether or not to open a probation violation case against her, which could lead to a jail sentence.

Lohan has had a several legal woes over the past few years. In March, a judge ruled that Lohan has fulfilled all her probation requirements stemming from a 2007 DUI and cocaine possession case, which had stalled her acting career. She has served five stints in jail.

Lohan is working on her return to acting and recently wrapped shoots for a Lifetime movie based on Elizabeth Taylor's life in which she stars as Taylor and an indie film called "The Canyons," based on a script by "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis.

UPDATE: Lohan's rep Steve Honig issued a statement obtained by OTRC.com, which read, "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."

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