Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Wednesday morning in New York after allegedly clipping a pedestrian with her car and leaving the scene.
A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told MTV News that Lohan was pulling into a parking garage in her Porsche Cayenne around 2 a.m. at a low rate of speed when she clipped the knee of a 30-something man walking by. One of the passengers in the car reportedly got out, checked the vehicle for damage and then the group parked and proceeded into the Dream Hotel in downtown.
After an unknown person called police officers arrested Lohan when she emerged from the Dream Hotel around 2:30 a.m. The police spokesperson said Lohan was booked for a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury and released with a desk appearance ticket, which does not require posting bail. She was ordered to return for a hearing on the matter at a later date.
The police spokesperson said the victim in the case complained of a knee injury and was transported to a local hospital. “With this being a non-fatal accident it was within the criteria of a desk appearance ticket,” the police source explained.
The NYPD said there is no indication that alcohol was involved in the incident, but the latest legal snafu for the 26-year-old actress could trigger an investigation in Los Angeles of a possible probation violation from Lohan’s 2011 jewelry theft case. The conditions of probation from that case require that Lohan obey all laws. Lohan is on informal probation in the jewelry case until May 2014.