Lohan arrested for nightclub fight in NY, also charged for Calif. car crash

(Reuters) November 29. 2012 7:43PM
Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington in this April 28, 2012 file photo. Lohan was arrested outside a New York nightclub on an assault charge early November 29, 2012 after she punched another woman in the face, police said. Lohan and the 28-year-old unidentified woman had some sort of dispute inside the club Avenue in Manhattan around 4 a.m., police said. (REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files)
NEW YORK - Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested outside a New York nightclub on an assault charge early Thursday, police said, while in California, she was charged with reckless driving and lying to police over a car crash in June.

Lohan, 26, was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. on a third-degree misdemeanor assault charge after punching another woman in the face at a club in the Chelsea neighborhood, police said.

The charges in California were more serious, and could result in the "Mean Girls" actress having her probation revoked and being sent back to jail.

Lohan, who has been to rehab, jail and court numerous times since a 2007 arrest for drunk driving and cocaine possession, is currently on informal probation, following her January 2011 conviction for stealing a gold necklace from a jewelry store.

A Los Angeles judge had lifted her formal probation in March but told her to comply with all laws and stay out of trouble.

Police in the beach city of Santa Monica said Lohan was formally charged on Thursday with reckless driving and lying to police after telling them she was not driving the Porsche that smashed into a truck on a busy highway. No one was seriously injured.

In New York, Lohan was accused of punching a 28-year-old unidentified woman multiple times in the face, said New York Police Sergeant John Buthorn. The victim sustained "minor, minor injuries," he said.


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