By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com September 19 2012 1:49 PM ET
Lindsay Lohan has been arrested in New York City for leaving the scene of the accident after hitting a pedestrian with the SUV she was driving, reports NY Daily News.
The black Porsche SUV, which Lohan was driving but didn't own, apparently struck an unidentified 34-year-old Hispanic man in the knee as the actress was driving through an alley, maneuvering past people between the Dream Downtown, a hotel and nightclub in the Meatpacking District, and the Maritime restaurant.
The paper quotes an unnamed source as saying, "She's driving in this freight area, going very slow. She's hitting her horn because there's a lot of people in the area. The crowd moves but she kind of brushes against this one guy. He runs up to her, tells her she hit him. They get out of the car, there's some interaction with her, her entourage and the guy."
Lohan went into the club with her friends and the unidentified 34-year-old Hispanic man was eventually taken to Bellevue Hospital suffering from a knee injury. Lohan was later arrested about 2:30 a.m. and booked for leaving the scene of an accident with an injury. She was issued a desk appearance ticket. Her lawyer took the car after the arrest.
Entertainment Weekly confirmed the arrest and reports that "no alcohol or drugs were suspected to have played a role in the incident, and Lohan was released with a desk appearance ticket after being processed at the police station. No bail was required. The accident could impact her probation, with or without a conviction."
Lohan's arrest comes just days after her mother Dina subjected herself to a difficult on-camera interview with Dr. Phil, in which she often seemed incoherent and attempted to blame many of her daughter's arrests on living in Los Angeles. On Monday Lindsay used her Twitter account to compare her frequent legal problems with another troubled starlet, Amanda Bynes, wondering why Bynes hasn't been punished for driving mishaps. Lohan later added, "These are the moments that I appreciate my life experiences, living without regrets and Disney for supporting me as an actress-night all."
Lohan will soon be seen as late screen star-activist Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, which is scheduled to premiere in November. The just-released poster for the film (below) features Lohan costumed as Taylor, next to bold-faced words such as "controversial," "scandal," and "child star" which draw up comparisons between the two women.