Lindsay Lohan could be headed for trouble once again as it now appears the actress will be charged with the crime of lying to police after her June car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway in California, according to TMZ today. Lindsay Lohan allegedly plowed her Porsche into the back of an 18-wheel tractor trailer truck as told by multiple witnesses at that time. However, the “Mean Girls” actress, 26, told cops a different story once she arrived at the hospital. The crime of lying to police will be filed as a misdemeanor by the Santa Monica City Attorney as early as this week. This could spell big trouble for Lohan given she’s still on probation for her necklace theft.
Lindsay Lohan was convicted of lifting a necklace from a Venice boutique back in February of last year. She ultimately pled guilty to a misdemeanor theft and violation of probation in that case and was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service.
This latest criminal filing could trigger a violation of that probation, and Judge Stephanie Sautner, the judge in that case, could send her back to prison for a long time.
Also at the time of the June accident, law enforcement sources say cops found prescription pills in Lindsay’s purse after the crash. Witnesses at the scene claim pills were also scattered in her trunk.
TMZ sources say police were prepared to charge Lohan with drug possession. However Lindsay’s attorney, Shawn Holley, provided documentation from a doctor claiming the pills were legally prescribed. Authorities then let that charge slide. It’s typically illegal to carry prescription drugs without also carrying the bottle in which they were prescribed.
After the accident, Lindsay went to the hospital and was interviewed by police. She alleged she was not the driver of her own car when the accident occurred. Attorney Shawn Holley was too late to intervene and the statements became part of the record for the case.
Maybe her latest traffic woes were finally enough for Ms. Lohan since the Daily Mail reports today that Lindsay was seen leaving for a pre-election night on the town in Manhattan last night as a passenger. She often drives herself, which tends to get her into trouble. Her last traffic charge was just dropped last month, but maybe this new problem prompted her to jump into a vehicle being driven by an unidentified male friend.
Lindsay Lohan was arrested September 19 in Manhattan for leaving the scene of an accident, after she was accused of driving another Porsche into a bystander at The Dream Hotel. But the actress will not be prosecuted over that alleged incident as authorities cited lack of evidence to get a conviction.