Lindsay Lohan was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident 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 2AM ET.
We’re told one of Lindsay’s passengers in the SUV got out and checked the car 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.
According to our sources … Lindsay was 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 actually 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.
Girl. Girl. If you see that you hit someone with your car, even if you just tapped them a little, it’s always, always, always important to check on the person before you check on your car. And if you’re on probation and could (theoretically, at least) go back to jail if you fail to follow the law, then it’s important to make sure that you don’t break any laws, especially ones that you know you’re breaking. And I know that you don’t agree, but all these problems that Amanda Bynes is having right now? That doesn’t have anything to do with you. This isn’t a competition.
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