Lindsay Lohan

Report: Alleged victim's account in Lohan hit-and-run questioned

Sep. 19, 2012 at 8:38 AM ET

Update (10 p.m. ET): Hours after actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York for allegedly striking a pedestrian with her SUV, officials familiar with the case are questioning the pedestrian's account, NBC 4 New York reported Wednesday night.

Law enforcement officials were waiting on the man's medical records to determine whether he was actually struck by the vehicle, the station reported.

A law enforcement source who has seen the surveillance video of the incident told NBC 4 New York the footage shows the right bumper of Lohan's SUV either brushing the pedestrian or completely missing him. After Lohan passed him, the video shows the man running after her, yelling.

A law enforcement official told NBC 4 New York there was no indication Lohan was intoxicated or had been drinking.

Original story below:

It doesn't get any easier for Lindsay Lohan: The "Liz & Dick" actress was arrested early Wednesday morning in New York for "leaving the scene of an accident and causing physical injury," a spokesperson with the New York Police Department told NBC News.

According to the spokesperson, Lohan, 26, was driving a 2010 Porsche SUV down an alley on the west side of Manhattan, heading to the Dream Hotel, when she struck a pedestrian while traveling at a low speed.

The NYPD spokesperson said Lohan went into the hotel on West 16th Street after the accident and was arrested after she came out at 2:30 a.m. Lohan was booked, issued a desk appearance ticket and released without bail.

TMZ reports that alcohol was not involved. The 34-year-old pedestrian was injured in the knee and taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was in stable condition, Reuters reported.

"While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing," Lohan's publicist Steve Honig said in a statement. "We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."

Though she was released from formal probation in March of this year after being charged in 2007 with drunk driving and cocaine possession, the actress remains on informal probation until 2014 in connection with the theft of jewelry in 2011. According to Access Hollywood, the L.A. City Attorney's office has forwarded information about the incident to the relevant authorities. It's unclear if Lohan will be charged with a violation of probation.

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