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Lindsay Lohan

Witness Says Actress Was

NOT Drunk

9/19/2012 11:42 AM PDT UPDATED: 9/19/2012 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:15 AM PT -- Lindsay's also telling friends ... she was NOT drinking last night whatsoever.

Sources extremely close to the actress tell us, Lindsay was with other sober people at the time of the alleged accident -- so if she was actually drunk, she could easily have gotten a designated driver to take her to the hotel.

For this reason ... Lindsay's arguing ... there was absolutely NO REASON to risk driving drunk, so the evidence points in her favor.

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Lindsay Lohan didn't drink a drop of alcohol last night -- this according to a girl who was with Lindsay until 11:30 PM ... just 40 minutes before her alleged accident.

Lindsay was at a Slash concert last night at Hammerstein Ballroom -- and according to someone who was working backstage where Lindsay was hanging out, the actress was "definitely sober."

You'll recall, the chef who claims Lindsay hit him with her car says she "smelled like alcohol real bad" at the time of the accident.

But the stagehand at the Slash concert tells TMZ, Slash doesn't allow booze backstage because he's sober too.

0918_lindsay_lohan_concertThe show ended at roughly 11:30 PM and according to the surveillance tape, Lindsay's alleged accident occurred at 12:12 AM.

That gives Lindsay 42 minutes (at most) to get from Hammerstein Ballroom to the Dream Hotel, where the accident allegedly took place.

The hotel is only 1.5 miles from the venue, but everyone knows how much of a pain it is to leave a concert hall after a show -- getting through the crowd, finding your car -- so it doesn't leave Lindsay much time to drink so much booze she reeked of it.

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91.

swack    

Not saying she was drunk or not, but depending on what you drink you can reek of alcohol. Drinking one or two beers can make you reek of beer. Other alcohol, depending on what is is doesn't take much to "reek" of alcohol especially if it was just drunk. Is there proof she stayed to the end of the concert - just asking? Also, she could have been on something else, legal or illegal, that could have made her slur her words. Tired of the "sources" and "friends" and any one from the police dept that is talking about it should be fired.

659 days ago
92.

ilovegossip    

How is a stagehand a witness to Lindsay's not drinking? Was she watching her 24/7? If she is a stagehand wasn't she working? Did Lindsay have a water bottle with her? Chances are Lindsay also had a water bottle in her car, while she sat in traffic...

659 days ago
93.

Lucky_130    

NY is practically a police state now, and they will arrest you for just about anything, hell the Federal Reserve has there own armed police force out there that can arrest you for anything, so I dont think Lindsay will skate this time around.

659 days ago
94.

Lucky_130    

It will be really swell if Lindsay goes to jail, but I hope to see a "Real News" story soon about how Prince Harry shot down a bunch of Taliban insurgents on his tour of duty in the badlands of the mideast, but TMZ would rather make Prince Harry look like a drunken mess like Lindsay or Charlie.

659 days ago
95.

NoMo Lohans    

sure she wasn't...drunk.. sure she wasn't.... driving... sure she wasn't even ....there.. Um, yeah, right.. The day will come when she actually kills someone and then we'll see what justice for this little tramp is.

659 days ago
96.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Has anyone seen RC or HELLp?

659 days ago
97.

byrd    

wow that pic of lindsey at the concert was stolen from eddie trunks twitter. how about asking the man himself if she was doing anything or least give a pop where you stole the photo from.

659 days ago
98.

stargazer    

She probably wasn't drunk, but she more than likely was high on other substances. It's entirely possible the guy did smell alcohol, it could have been on someone else, especially if it was as crowded as Lindsay is claiming. When that many people are around, it's hard to tell who smells of alcohol and who doesn't. Regardless, she hit the man and left the scene, which is something someone who has something to hide would have done. If she doesn't want people to think she's an alcoholic/addict, then she needs to give up her alcoholic/addict ways.

659 days ago
99.

al    

she was drunk and that's the end of that

659 days ago
100.

Dan    

The "Chef" is part of the 47% looking for a handout. Another article said he ran after the car after his knee was bumped.

659 days ago
101.

Lucky_130    

Someone made a comment on the Amanda Bynes story yesterday that TMZ is dying horse with one leg, and that is pretty much true, except as long as this brainless bimbo is around doing stupid stuff they have nothing to worry about.

659 days ago
102.

MsSuburbia    

I'm starting to feel bad for her. She's a human target now. That sucks.

659 days ago
103.

Vinsetta    

Someone made the comment on here that most people they know, are on some kind of substance, either booze or pills or whatever at a concert. And Lohan was stone cold sober?? She's never even put down the booze, it's 2 in the morning, she was at Slash's concert, shouldn't have even been close to hitting a person in the first place, switched seats again, and fled the scene. God send her ass to jail. Anyone with common sense knows she was effed up somehow. And she likes to drive drunk all the time. In major cites, you get a cab or call a car to drive you. She'll end up killing someone, I can almost guarantee this. She's had way too many close calls. Specifically when she totaled the 911 on PCH and got away with it because her "water" bottle flew out and the SM police never breathalyized her.

659 days ago
104.

Grandma Cracker    

Wow, really X17?
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Lindsay Lohan was on her way to rehab even before today's early morning hit-and-run incident, a source tells X17online exclusively.
The actress, 26, and her "assistant," Gavin Doyle, have been tearing up the town in New York and club kids on the scene are even calling the pair Bonnie and Clyde, our source says.
"They've been out every night and rumors are flying everywhere that they're going to check in to rehab together," we're told.
Our source goes on to say that Lindsay and Gavin were planning on checking in sometime within the next week. Perhaps this latest incident will cause them to move up their timeline?
Reports now claim Lindsay's breath smelled like alcohol at the scene of this 2:30am incident, though police did not give the actress a Breathalyzer test.
Lindsay's dad Michael tells us: "I'm happy she is now away from 'other people' and NOT drinking."
Linds has already been to rehab a whopping FIVE times and she's fresh off probation for her theft charge. A judge warned Lohan to act in a "mature" manner or she'd find herself in trouble again ...
So what gives? Her dad says she's not drinking, police didn't even test her blood alcohol level, but she allegedly hits a guy with her car at 2:30 in the morning and leaves the scene?
Bonnie and Clyde, anyone?!

Read more at http://www.x17online.com/#W7IuwZIjAXekCxQ5.99

659 days ago
105.

LLsez    

FFS!!!

Release Mugshot #9!!

659 days ago
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