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Lindsay Lohan's dad arrested after crash

Michael Lohan escapes car before it catches fire, cited with DWI
/ Source: The Associated Press

The father of teen movie star Lindsay Lohan was arrested Saturday following a fiery car crash and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

A car driven by Michael Lohan, 44, left a road and struck a utility pole shortly after midnight in the Long Island town of Syosset, said Nassau County Police Sgt. Patricia Scalzo.

Lohan, of Laurel Hollow, was the only occupant of the vehicle. He got out before it burst into flames and was not injured.

Police charged Lohan with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. Lohan did not comment as he was taken from police headquarters to a court appearance.

It was the latest in a series of scrapes with the law for Lohan, whose 18-year-old daughter starred in films including “Parent Trap,” “Mean Girls,” “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” and “Freaky Friday.”

In December, he pleaded guilty to several charges, including assaulting a brother-in-law at his son’s communion party, and was ordered into drug and alcohol treatment and therapy. He also was arrested last June for allegedly skipping out on a $3,800 bill for several suites at a hotel.

After his estranged wife filed for divorce, he held a news conference earlier this month to proclaim his problems with substance abuse were over.

His attorney, Dominic Barbara, had no comment when contacted Saturday morning.