Lindsay Lohan in NY hit-'n-run

2012-09-20 08:36

NEW YORK - Actress Lindsay Lohan has been arrested after initially fleeing from a Manhattan traffic accident that involved a pedestrian.

A spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said: "It was at 2:30am. She was arrested after leaving the scene of an accident in an alley off 355 West 16th Street, next to Dream Hotel."


The accident occurred as Lohan was leaving a night club in Chelsea in her Porsche Cayenne, the New York Post said. Her car collided with a 34-year-old man who called emergency services and was later taken to a New York hospital.

Lohan was released after her arrest but was told to appear before a judge at an as yet undetermined date, the spokeswoman said.

The 26-year-old actress has been trying to rebuild her life after a series of run-ins with the law in recent years. After a promising career as a child star in 'The Parent Trap' and 'Freaky Friday' she has become more famous for drug problems that have led to several prison terms.

In March a Los Angeles judge formally ended Lohan's probation after a long string of court appearances but told her to "stop the night-clubbing" and behave more maturely.