Lindsay Lohan found herself in more legal hot water today following her arrest in connection with an alleged New York City nightclub brawl and reports that she will likely face criminal charges stemming from a June traffic collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.
Lohan was taken into custody around 4 a.m. EST for allegedly getting into the fight at the Avenue nightclub in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.
After several hours, she was released from the 10th Precinct house and got into a waiting SUV amid a throng of reporters and camera crews.
The New York Daily News identified the alleged victim as Tiffany Eve Mitchell, 28, who was questioned and released.
Lohan, who has been on probation in Los Angeles County since 2011 for a shoplifting conviction, could be sent back to jail if she is hit with more criminal charges, either in New York or Santa Monica. She is due back in court in New York on Jan. 11, the New York Daily News reported.
Santa Monica city officials have indicated they plan to file charges as early as today against the “Mean Girls” actress, whose most recent performance in the Lifetime production of “Liz & Dick” was generally lambasted by critics after it premiered Sunday.
Police said they believe the actress lied when she claimed she was not at the wheel of a Porsche that collided with a dump truck in June.
Lohan was given probation for a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor grand theft charge stemming from the pilfering of a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
She was sent to jail several times for violating the terms of her probation, but she eventually complied with a schedule of community service at the county morgue and counseling.
In March, Judge Stephanie Sautner ended her probation in the DUI case and reduced the shoplifting probation to unsupervised status. A new charge, however, could prompt Sautner to revoke Lohan’s probation.