Lindsay Lohan won't face charges for alleged New York hit-and-run
Lindsay Lohan won't face charges for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident after striking a pedestrian in New York.
The 26-year-old actress was due to make her first court appearance for the case on Tuesday, but the Manhattan district attorney said on October 22 that there is now no court date scheduled.
Prosecutors did not elaborate on the decision not to move forward on the allegations from the September 21 incident. Lohan's rep Steve Honig told the Associated Press, "As we said from the beginning, this is a big nothing."
The actress allegedly struck a man while parking a 2010 Porsche Cayenne in an alley. The man, 34-year-old restaurant worker Jose Rodriguez, called authorities and complained of being struck. He was taken to the emergency room to be treated for a knee injury, according to WABC Television, the sister station of KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company.
Video surveillance of the accident showed Rodriguez standing and walking after the car as it continued into the alley, though Rodriguez claimed he suffered a serious injury.
Honig issued a statement obtained by OTRC.com at the time, 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."
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.
The actress' informal probation is scheduled to end in May 2014. The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Monday the Manhattan car episode wouldn't affect Lohan's probation.
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.