New Developments in Lindsay Lohan's Porsche Crash Could Send Actress Back to Jail
Lindsay Lohan could face charges from Santa Monica prosecutors stemming from a June 8 accident in which Lohan’s black Porsche collided with the back of a dump truck on the PCH.
Police say they have found evidence that the Liz & Dick actress lied when she told authorities that she was not behind the wheel of her vehicle at the time of the accident, The Los Angeles Times reports. If the Santa Monica city prosecutor decides to file charges, it could be deemed a violation of Lohan’s 2011 parole for shoplifting and result in a return to jail.
Santa Monica Sgt. Richard Lewis reportedly said that an investigation had determined that Lohan was, in fact, driving the Porsche during the June accident. The discovery contradicts statements made by the actress to law enforcement officers after the incident. The Los Angeles County district attorney has already decided that the matter is not worthy of a felony filing and the matter has been referred to the Santa Monica prosecutor’s office to determine if the false statements were in violation of the law.
The Hollywood Reporter’s request for comment from the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office and Lohan's manager were not immediately returned. The LAT reports that the office is expected to take action on the case this week.
Following the collision, Lohan was released from the hospital and did not suffer any major injuries. She quickly returned to the set of Lifetime’s TV movie Liz & Dick, in which she portrays the late Elizabeth Taylor.
In October, Lohan and her publicist Steve Honig parted ways. Honig had represented the actress since the spring of 2011 and did not provide details on why he cut ties with his client. According to gossip site TMZ, Honig had quit after an altercation with Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan.