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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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106.

Good riddance!    

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Fricking AWESOME!!!!
Now what was that about the law being unfair to that Amanda ditz?

674 days ago
107.

Luv    

I just read this about New York law:


n New York City, a desk appearance ticket (DAT) is an order to appear in Criminal Court for an arraignment. A person who receives a DAT has been arrested. The DAT is simply one of two alternative means by which a person who is arrested appears for arraignment, or first appearance. A person who receives a DAT is permitted to appear in court on his own on the date indicated on the DAT do***ent. A person who does not receive a DAT is processed through the arrest to arraignment system and is supposed to have her arraignment within 24 hours. From the point that the case is arraigned, a DAT case is like any other criminal case. DATs are usually only issued for misdemeanors in which there is little chance that the defendant will flee the jurisdiction; currently, DATs may be issued for violation, misdemeanors, and "E" felonies. If a person fails to return to court on the date indicated on the DAT, the Court will issue an arrest warrant.

674 days ago
108.

Zakiyyah Shaw    

I am not surprised by Lindsay Lohan getting arrested.

674 days ago
109.

LMBFAO    

Please throw the ignorant bitch in prison and get it over with before she does kill someone. People like her infest Hollyweird and NY and should be eliminated for the good of society.

674 days ago
110.

stargazer    

She may actually get in some trouble over this. They take leaving the scene of a crime very seriously in NYC. They also don't care about your "celebrity" status. What do you bet she gets a stiffer sentence in NYC for this one offense than she does for violating her probation in CA? Oh and WHO hits someone when they're parking??? Her license should have been taken away permanently, years ago!

674 days ago
111.

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Karma for her running her mouth about Bynes. But I'm sure she'll avoid jail time again with a starstruck judge.

674 days ago
112.

Duke    

According to Mom Dina, this would not have happened in NY. Wait a second she was in NY. I hope Lindsay takes the straight and narrow road soon. Best of luck to that troubled family

674 days ago
113.

al    

NY Cops aren't about to put up with 'celebrity" BS, as Lindsay just found out.

674 days ago
114.

SensibleSense    

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/lindsay-lohan-arrested-in-nyc-charges-with-leaving-scene-of-minor-car-accident/2012/09/19/cae50854-0253-11e2-9132-f2750cd65f97_story.html

674 days ago
115.

Good riddance!    

And why the hell aren't people doing blood tests for illegal or abuse of scripts? Hell, just swap a Q-Tip up one of her beak holes and it will come out powder coated!

674 days ago
116.

JJ    

I am thinking this guy realized to was LiLo and wants $$$ . Not saying she shouldn't have stayed there, just sounds suspicious.

674 days ago
117.

tenley    

NYC is overflowing with pedestrians -- and there are laws protecting them (L.A. just couldn't give a sh*t about pedestrians, everyone in that "progressive" city drives instead of walks). She'll hit another before the month is out, and TMZ will continue to act like hitting pedestrians is no big deal.

674 days ago
118.

ohreally    

She might want to retract that tweet.

674 days ago
119.

birdman    

lol dumb hoe

674 days ago
120.

Luv    

No matter what feelings people have about Lindsay, everyone can agree on one fact. She is a terrible driver. How can anyone get into so many accidents?

674 days ago
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