The Lindsay Lohan saga continues. The actress has once again found herself in trouble with the law after she allegedly punched a woman at a New York City nightclub early Thursday (November 29) morning.
Her latest arrest comes days after she appeared in “Liz & Dick,” a Lifetime biopic of Elizabeth Taylor. Even as she tries to stage a career comeback, if her latest run-in means a return to her old ways, it could put a serious damper on any of those plans. And in case you forgot about her old ways, MTV News is taking a look back at Lohan’s long history of run-ins with law enforcement:
May 2007: After going to rehab at the beginning of the year, Lohan’s Mercedes convertible strikes a curb outside a Los Angeles club on May 26. She is arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, and police find what is later identified as cocaine at the scene. Two days later, she checks into an “intensive medical rehabilitation facility” for her second stint that year.
July 2007: Lohan checks out of Promises rehab on July 14 and then celebrates in Vegas (sober). Then, on July 24, she is pulled over and arrested on five counts , including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics. Lohan checks into rehab once again, mere hours after the arrest.
August 2007: She reaches a plea deal after being charged with seven misdemeanor counts in connection with her two DUI arrests earlier that year. The agreement includes one day in jail, 10 days of community service and the completion of a drug-treatment program. She is placed on 36 months of probation and required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program and pay hundreds in fines. Additionally, she had to complete a three-day county coroner program that required her to visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunken drivers.
“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lohan writes in a statement released to MTV News after the August 23 hearing. She later completes the rehab stint in October.
October 2009: After arriving more than an hour late to a probation hearing in Beverly Hills on October 16 for a progress review on her two DUI cases, Lohan is given another year of probation due to failure to complete alcohol-education classes.
June 2010: An arrest warrant is issued for Lohan by a Beverly Hills judge on June 8 after she violates a court order to not consume alcohol while wearing a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet. The warrant is later recalled after she posts $200,000 bail.
July 2010: Nearly one month later, on July 6, Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation. On July 20, she is taken into custody to begin her jail term. However, she only serves 14 days of it due to overcrowding and is later taken to UCLA Medical Center to begin her court-ordered rehab. She is again released early and permitted to continue her treatment on an outpatient basis.
September 2010: After failing a drug test, Lohan’s probation is revoked and she later spends one day in jail. Days later, she is sent to the Betty Ford Center, where she remained for three months.
February 2011: Lohan is charged with burglary after she leaves a Venice, California, jewelry store with a $2,500 necklace on. Although she pleads no contest, she is sentenced to 120 days in jail, 360 hours of community service at a Los Angeles women’s shelter and 120 hours service at the L.A. County morgue tied to the fact that any violations of the law constitute a violation of her probation. Due to overcrowding, she is assigned house arrest and is ordered to wear a tracking ankle monitor for 35 days.
Even at home, she’s unable to stay out of trouble — her monitoring bracelet detects trace amounts of alcohol in her system, which under further investigation are not deemed a probation violation, so she receives no additional punishment. To this day, she remains on informal probation in connection with the jewelry theft case. She doesn’t have to check in with a probation officer in that case, but could face jail time if arrested again.
October 2011: After failing to complete her court-ordered community service, her probation is revoked and she is sent to jail. She is told that if she wants to stay out of jail, she needs to complete 16 hours of community service at the morgue before her next hearing. She is again sentenced to jail November 7, this time for 30 days, but is released after just a few hours due to overcrowding.
June 2012: In the midst of trying to revive her career and posting several positive probation reports at the top of the year, she finds herself in more trouble. Although not seriously injured, she is taken to the hospital after crashing her Porsche into an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Days later it is reported that the actress may have lied to police about who was actually behind the wheel after saying she was in the passenger seat. That issue could still potentially lead to charges that could lead to possible jail time.
September 2012: Lohan was arrested at the Dream Hotel in NYC after a reported hit-and-run. Prosecutors, however, later declined to pursue the case. That same month, Lohan was in an argument over some cellphone pictures snapped by a part-time congressional aide, Christian LaBella. While Lohan claimed LaBella assaulted her, leading to his arrest; the misdemeanor charges against him were later dropped.
October 2012: The police are called to the Lohans’ Long Island home after she and her mother, Dina, got into an argument that prompted a domestic violence call. No charges were filed.
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