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Lindsay Lohan

Arrested

Allegedly Fled Accident Scene

9/19/2012 9:00 AM PDT UPDATED: 9/19/2012 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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6:00 AM PT -- 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.

As for the story about one of the passengers in her SUV getting out of the car and checking for damages, she says it never happened. Nobody ever got out of the car.

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.

7:03 AM PT -- Surveillance video of the Lindsay accident appears to show her accuser was exaggerating.

9:10 AM PT -- Lindsay's accuser says she was "slurring" her words and reeked of booze.

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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 alcohol was not involved.

We're told the alleged victim was hospitalized ... however, he was not knocked down or dragged, and didn't have any visible injuries.

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.

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91.

Nikki    

"I GOT IT LOCKED UP, LIKE LINDSAY LOHAN" !!

682 days ago
92.

Luv    

Will there be a mug shot for this?

682 days ago
93.

BellaBoo    

That's kind of lame. Someone checked on the dude, right? I think they're just screwing with her at this point...

682 days ago
94.

Lynn317    

Well so much for her mom's comment on Dr.Phil that most of the problems with the law wouldn't have happened if she had been in New York.
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Lindsay is just one big Car Wreck waiting to happen - every time she gets behind the wheel.

682 days ago
95.

Dennis D    

She looks like she is 40.

682 days ago
96.

Luv    

Also, was she taken away in the police car? Maybe a pap has a picture of her sitting in the back seat of the police car.

682 days ago
97.

Jay    

I was just at Dream NYC which I am ahamed to say. My friend wanted to go. I personally hate these Chelsea hipster trendy hotels and most of the people in them. At 9 it gets too cool for school and a bouncer tells who can stay and who is cool enough to get in. To think if I went a few days latter I could have been run over by this coke head.


Bad enough we NYC folks have to worry about being killed by crazed taxi drives but now we must worry about Lindsay Lohan!

682 days ago
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sterlingguys    

This doesn't make sense. She allegedly hit a guys knee, her passenger got out to check damage to car and they went inside? something weird going on. Sounds to me she had a minor fender bender, the guy saw what happened and reported to the cops she hit him, thats one way to try for a payout. I'm not buying this.

682 days ago
99.

cobrazombie    

And once again nothing will happen to that washed up Baby Jane Hudson lookalike.

682 days ago
100.

Seymour Bluffs    

Sounds like a set up to me, wasn't knocked down but had to be hospitalized...Ok whatever but when is this dumb biotch going to learn to stay home and out of trouble or take a freakin cab..

682 days ago
101.

Jay    

Well since Lindsay Lohan is pro jail as punishment now after her Bynes tweet I do surely hope Sautner locks her a** up. And isnt hitting a person and cauing a injury then leaving the scene a felony?

682 days ago
102.

verlinda    

Hey Lindsay, getting close to that murder charge.

682 days ago
103.

sc1432    

Come on...Everyone knows this girl can't drive and should not have a lisence to drive in any state or any other country..
This girl should not even be able to ride the Go KArts at DisneyWorld.
But i do not believe she purposly hit this person and if she was gonna flee the scene i would think she would of left in the car and not went into the hotel..I do not think she will be violiated but i do think she shoould have her lisence taken away.She is a accident waiting to happen.

682 days ago
104.

tenley    

Next comes the onslaught of TMZ articles trashing the person she hit.

682 days ago
105.

jenny    

Amanda B must be laughing her heart out

682 days ago
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