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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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121.

Good riddance!    

Sounds like karma didn't even bother to lube up for this instance!

Thank you NYPD!!!

701 days ago
122.

karlew    

Up here we have a show called Canada's worst driver. It's a show where they identify and attempt to rehabilitate terrible drivers. I understand it's an international show. So perhaps you also have an America's Worst Driver? If so I suggest to Lohan that her next role should be as a participant on that show.

701 days ago
123.

Tim    

I don't care for Lindsay at all BUT this one sounds like a money grab to me.

701 days ago
124.

Nikki    

But, but, but......What about her "Comeback"!


Don't tell me, we have to wait another six years...Bwahahha!

701 days ago
125.

SensibleSense    

In related news, Lindsey claims the thirty year old male pedestrian was Amanda Bynes in drag. "This nickledeon byotch wants to still my spotlight," announced Lindsey.

701 days ago
126.

devilgirl    

It's all Dr.Phil's fault!

701 days ago
127.

Mali    

Thats the second ginger this week. (No pun intended)

701 days ago
128.

Joan K    

Someday, maybe she will get what she deserves but I very much doubt it. Why is this "B" even behind the wheel of anything, anymore?

701 days ago
129.

Rob    

I guess Lindsay was getting upset with all the attention Amanda Bynes was getting.

701 days ago
130.

Mirtim    

I do not care for Lindsay at all BUT this one sounds like a money grab to me.

701 days ago
131.

jedifarfy    

From what I read on articles that talked to the police, she "hit" the guy, who then runs up to her and gets in her face. She goes inside, he calls police.

He ran up to her.

HE RAN UP TO HER.

Knee injury? Please. You saw it was Lohan and knew you could get 15 seconds of fame and some cash.

I love how she "fled" the scene by parking and going inside.

Lindsay, get a driver just so these people can't go after you every time your mirror brushes their shirt when they are standing in the roadway.

701 days ago
132.

StarryStarryNight    

that is one ugly old wh*re.

701 days ago
133.

here2opine    

Sad...

701 days ago
134.

Mikey    

She's turning fat like Elvis in is his cheeseburger eating phase.

701 days ago
135.

Bry    

trainwreck...

701 days ago
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