Lindsey Lohan arrested in New York hit-and-run
Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early on Wednesday after fleeing the scene of a Manhattan traffic accident involving a pedestrian, police said.
"It was today at 2:30 am. She was arrested after leaving the scene of an accident," a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said. "It was at the alleyway of 355 West 16th Street, next to Dream Hotel."
The accident occurred as Lohan was leaving a nightclub in Chelsea in her Porsche Cayenne, the New York Post said.
Lohan's car struck a 34-year-old man in the legs. He called 911, the emergency phone number, and was later taken to a New York hospital.
Lohan was released after her arrest but was summoned to appear before a judge at an as yet undetermined date, the police 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 stays.
In March, a Los Angeles judge formally ended Lohan's probation after a long string of court appearances, but told her to "stop the nightclubbing" and behave more maturely.
VIDEO SHOWS HIT-AND-RUN
Grainy black-and-white surveillance camera footage shows an encounter between Lindsay Lohan and a pedestrian who says she clipped him while driving outside a New York City nightclub and then drove away.
The footage was released Thursday by the New York Police Department. It's blurred to protect the identities of witnesses standing near Lohan's Porsche outside the nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan.
The footage shows Lohan's car turn toward the crowd, but the blurriness obscures what restaurant worker Jose Rodriguez says was the car hitting him. The car drives off as Rodriguez chases it. Police say Rodriguez suffered a knee injury.
Lohan was arrested later on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket. Her publicist says the injury claims are false.