Some Hollywood elite may find the fact that Lindsay Lohan is appearing in an upcoming Lifetime channel movie trouble enough for a young actress’s career, but Lohan’s recent actions seems to have placed more than just her career in jeopardy. Last Friday a black Porsche containing Lohan and her assistant, bumped into a large truck while traveling along Pacific Coast Highway.
Lohan went to get checked out at the hospital where the police arrived to question her. According to celebrity gossip website TMZ.com, Lohan told the Santa Monica Police Department that it was her assistant who was driving the rented car. When her assistant, Gavin Doyle, gave his statement, he told the police that it was Lohan who was driving the vehicle, worth reportedly $80,000. Lying to a police officer is a crime, and when you are on probation, as Lohan is for shoplifting, it could mean going to jail.
According to the website findlaw.com, there are many ways to violate probation, including:
- Not appearing during a scheduled court appearance on a set date and time;
- Not reporting to your probation officer at the scheduled time or place;
- Not paying any required fines or restitutions (to victims) as ordered by a court;
- Visiting certain people or places, or traveling out of state without the permission of your probation officer;
- Possessing, using, or selling illegal drugs;
- Committing other crimes or offenses; and
- Getting arrested for another offense, regardless of whether criminal or not.
If Lohan or anyone else is accused of violating their probation, they will likely have to face a judge. If found guilty, sentencing can include a fine, jail time, extension or reversal of probation.