Lindsay Lohan violated probation? Prosecutors say yes, because of car accident charges
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has filed legal papers saying that Lindsay Lohan has violated her probation stemming from a 2011 necklace theft case because she was recently charged in a separate matter -- a car accident that occurred during the summer.
Lohan, who is believed to be overseas, has not commented. The office filed a document at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, December 11, a day before a scheduled arraignment about the crash, asking that her probation be revoked. If a judge determines it should be, she could be sent back to jail following more than five years of personal and legal turmoil.
On November 29, the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office charged her with three misdemeanors -- willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer in the course of their duties, giving false information to a peace officer and reckless driving.
Authorities say Lohan lied to the cops who questioned her after a Porshe carrying her and a man crashed into a dump drunk on a California highway on June 8. They said evidence showed she was the driver of the car. They did not specify what she told the officers. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is requesting for a probation hearing due to the charges.
Hours before they were issued, Lohan was arrested in New York on suspicion of misdemeanor assault following a confrontation with a woman at a nightclub. Her probation could also be revoked if she is convicted in this case. A January 7 court date in the city has been set for her.
In March, a judge ruled that Lohan had fulfilled all her probation requirements stemming from a 2007 DUI and cocaine possession case, which had stalled her acting career. Over the past five years, Lohan has served several stints behind bars, which have lasted a total of less than two weeks, and has also been in and out of rehab to treat substance abuse.
The judge did, however, put Lohan on informal probation until May 2014 for taking a necklace last year without permission from a Venice jewelry store.
While she does not have to attend progress report hearings or report to an officer, she was ordered to continue to obey the law to ensure that her probation remains intact. A Los Angeles judge had told her at a March 29 hearing: "You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work."
The actress has been trying to revive her acting career amid her turmoil. She recently played Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Television film Liz & Dick." The film drew moderate ratings and 3.5 million viewers but was heavily mocked by many of them on Twitter and Facebook.