Lindsay Lohan Arrested In NYC

She Allegedly Hit a Pedestrian with Her Car

Lindsay Lohan was arrested by police in NYC late last night/early this morning after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car while driving. No, this isn’t a headline from 2007, this actually went down last night. After quite a few months of managing to stay out of trouble here in SoCal, Lindsay was able to pack up her bags and move to NYC, presumably for a fresh start. I have no idea why in HELL Lindsay was driving a car in Manhattan but, it would seem, that her inability to operate a motor vehicle without getting into trouble has followed her from the West Coast to the East Coast. Click below for all the reported deets of this latest arrest and marvel at the continued reign of trainwreckness that L. Lo continues to exhibit.

Lindsay Lohan was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident early this morning after allegedly clipping a pedestrian in downtown Manhattan … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Lindsay was pulling in to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel in downtown NYC when — at a very low speed — she allegedly hit the knee of a 30-something year old guy. That was around shortly after midnight. We’re told one of Lindsay’s passengers in the SUV got out and checked the vehicle for damage, and then LiLo and co. went inside the hotel. We’re told someone called police while Lindsay was inside … and when she walked out of the hotel — around 2:30AM ET — officers arrested her. As Lindsay was taken into custody she frantically screamed, “Call my dad! Call my dad!” According to our sources … Lindsay was taken to the station, fingerprinted, photographed and booked for leaving the scene of an accident — a misdemeanor — and then released with a desk appearance ticket … meaning she did not have to pay bail before release … We’re told the alleged victim was hospitalized … however, he was not knocked down or dragged, and didn’t have any visible injuries … Lindsay is telling friends she had no idea she hit anybody and it wasn’t until she came out and got arrested that she knew anything was going on … Lohan is calling the incident “really fishy” because the man didn’t appear to have any visible injuries and feels she’s the victim of a set up. She’s not going to let the incident go and is planning on fighting it to the end … This arrest could absolutely trigger a probation violation in Lindsay’s jewelry theft case because one of the conditions of probation is she OBEY ALL LAWS. Even without a conviction, Judge Stephanie Sautner — the judge in the jewelry theft case — could haul Lindsay’s butt into court if there’s probable cause to believe she committed a crime.

As for the “fishiness”, TMZ is also reporting that surveillance video from the hotel shows the entire incident and according to them, it doesn’t seem to show that a crime has taken place … at least, according to the assessment of their sources:

Sources connected to the hotel tell us … the video shows the entire incident and the aftermath. Lindsay was driving into the hotel, down a ramp. The alleged victim was walking in the pedestrian path, which Lindsay had to cross. The video shows Lindsay’s car — which is traveling at a crawl — gets very close to the pedestrian but it’s unclear if the vehicle makes contact. In fact, sources tell us … 2 detectives came to the hotel early this morning and viewed the tape. One detective felt Lindsay’s car “grazed” the back of the alleged victim’s leg, but the other detective felt the car never made contact. And it gets better. Once Lindsay clears the area and goes down a ramp, the video shows the alleged victim sprinting after her. The video shows the alleged victim does not get real close to Lindsay, and it doesn’t appear that he confronted her, but it appears when he got down there he noticed it was Lindsay — partly because she had drawn a crowd near the entrance to the club. When Lindsay gets out of the car at the bottom of the ramp, she does not seem flustered or aware she may have hit someone. Here’s where it gets confusing. For some reason, Lindsay decided to leave the club minutes after arriving, got back in her car and left for a short time … then came back. Meanwhile, the alleged victim called 911 and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Now, I’m not trying to make light of this situation but … c’mon, it’s a story we’ve heard countless times again and again. Lindsay Lohan is always innocent, she never does anything wrong. The only difference this time is that Lindsay‘s arrest occurred at the hands of the NYPD (and it doesn’t sound like they eff around) and her antics are being reported by The New York Times. It’s interesting that just a couple of days ago, Lindsay was complaining on Twitter that Amanda Bynes has been able to exhibit alleged criminal behavior without being arrested … and here she goes, BAM!, another arrest and mugshot. It’s like, Lindsay now wants to remind the world that she is still the queen trainwreck of the world. I’m honestly at a loss … what else is there to say? Lindsay has so worn out her welcome here in LA that her beloved Chateau Marmont had to BAN her from ever coming back. Now she’s in NYC, driving again for who the eff knows why, and the ridiculous drama that surrounds her results in yet another arrest. Yes, in all fairness, she very well could be “innocent” in all of this and she could be “targeted” by opportunists … but when you live a sad life like Lindsay Lohan has lived in the past 6+ years, it’s not difficult to see that the Girl Who Cried Wolf is an easy target for this kind of continued scandal. It remains to be seen what Lindsay‘s judge (who is still overseeing the terms of her probation) will do in the wake of this arrest but this is not the last we’ll hear of Lindsay‘s legal woes. I just know it.

Amanda … it’s your move.

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  1. The alleged victim ran after her? That doesn’t sound like somebody who was hurt by having his leg grazed by a car.

    • @Serenity — Keep in mind, this is all second hand reporting … from the alleged crime to the alleged behavior afterward. It’s clear that the NYPD do not play around. Someone called 911 and her ass was arrested. We’ll see what happens next.

    • I am sure the 911 call came from the guy faking his injury so he can sue a celebrity.

    • @Timothy P — Very possible. Yet, with her criminal track record, it’s also equally possible that she did hit him.

    • cmc

      TMZ also reported the LAST guy she hit with a car was being investigated for insurance fraud. Except wait, that was a lie, and they chose to slander the guy (based on sources, aka the Lohans) just to make Lindsay look “innocent”. So forgive me if I say I don’t trust one word printed on TMZ about that trainwreck. Let’s wait and see what the NYPD reports state before we judge.

  2. BriK

    Who drives anywhere in NYC?? Especially if she is living there…. she wouldn’t be driving herself to go out.

  3. Kent

    Who the hell zhoozhes up their lips for a mugshot? It’s just another photo op to her, it seems.

    • @Kent — The photo I posted is not a mugshot. I’m not sure if NY releases mugshots publicly as easily/quickly as LA does.

      Tho, props to you for spelling out “zhoozhes” ;)

  4. Lulu

    I don’t know… if even TMZ is reporting it looks like nothing happened, then I’m wondering if there isn’t a chance Llo might be right here?

    We shall see! lol

  5. Nat

    Amanda Bynes was stealing her thunder.This woman would rather stay in the spot light at all cost then get healthy.

  6. well if the source about the video is right, then i actually feel bad for the girl.
    i’ll never understand why celebs drive themselves around busy cities. even if they cant afford a driver, let a friend drive.

    • @nicole — I used to feel bad for her, for years, I felt bad for Lindsay. I just don’t think I can seriously feel bad for her anymore. Even if she is unfairly targeted, her reckless and criminal behavior has made it easy for this kind of thing to happen to her. And I’m a big believer of where there’s smoke, there’s fire. She may be “innocent” this time but she’s been guilty so many other times that it’s really hard to believe it when she actually does nothing wrong.

  7. M.

    “Amanda … it’s your move.” LOLZ

  8. Shannon m.

    Reminds me of Dina’s statement on Dr. Phil about her crimes: “If she was living in New York, 5 of them would be obsolete”. I guess NY isn’t really what Dina thought it was for Lindsay?

  9. miguel

    Lindsay – I see what you’re doing…she’s coming for that queenwreck award.

  10. I no longer believe anything I read about Lindsay, positive or negative, so I doubt this whole story.

  11. Truth

    I think it’s kind of funny after that after she made fun of the other train wreak she got arrested herself. I also wanted to add that anybody here who trust anything tmz say is as delusional as she is.

  12. Nikka

    After reading all the reports from TMZ,i am surprised to admit that for once I think Lindsay is innocent and someone is trying to take advantage of her past mess ups. That being said, its pretty interesting that this happens just as Miss Bynes is making headline after headline. I could totally see this being faked/staged by L.Los camp to a)garner some media for her and B)create a situation where she is found innocent. Conspiracy theories abound!

  13. Here are a few things that come to mind after reading over TMZ’s statements (which sound like they come from Lohan’s people).

    1.) No one is disputing that the pedestrian was in the pedestrain walk way and Lohan either got veeeery close to him, or hit him. Perhaps if you have a criminal record you should give people walking in the space designated for walking some room?

    2.) TMZ is also saying that the man was treated for torn tendons at the hospital. If there is some way to verify that, I think that would answer a lot of questions about if he was “grazed” or if he was actually hit.

    3.) According to TMZ, Lohan is simultaniously saying that “she didn’t know she hit anyone” and that the incident is “really fishy because the man didn’t appear to have any visable injuries.” (The “visable injuries” comment came before the surveillance video was found). If you didn’t know you hit anyone, why would you pay attention to if they had injuries? Also, torn tendons aren’t something that you can see just by looking at a person.

  14. jack

    Honestly, is lindsay lohan supposed to just sit at home for the rest of her life and then have a driver drive her to work? I feel like this “victim” is just looking for money because multiple outlets are reporting the video show him afterwards seemingly unharmed. Not that she didnt deserve what she got years prior to this one, but c’mon….people are going to just try to get her in trouble at this point. I DO feel bad for her, because just like the britney situation, she literally can’t go anywhere without someone saying she was drinking or doing drugs.

    • cmc

      Actually, yes. She has had almost a decade of alcohol and drug problems, and she is quite clearly an addict (giving her the benefit of the doubt- lol- a “recovering” addict). The last thing she should be doing is going out- she should be staying in, and only going out to do reasonable things like the movies and dinner. Definitely shouldn’t be clubbing at 2:30 am- too many temptations, and an addict, recovering or no, should remove themselves from those situations. And with SO many moving violations, yeah, she should have a driver take her around.

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