Lindsay Lohan says she wasn’t under the influence of alcohol during a 2005 car accident, according to court papers obtained by “Access Hollywood.”
In the papers filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Lohan claims the accusations made by Raymundo Ortega (the other man involved in the accident) that Lohan was drunk at the time of the fender bender are “nothing more than an attempt to extort money from a celebrity by making false and scurrilous allegations in a complaint.”
Following the October 4, 2005 crash, Ortega filed a lawsuit on June 14, 2007 claiming Lohan had “consumed alcohol and became intoxicated” before crashing into his van.
However, Lohan points to the police report taken at the scene, which concluded that “Ms. Lohan had not been drinking and there was no signs of intoxication at the time of the incident.”
Within the police report, the responding officer wrote “while speaking with the involved parties, I did not observe any objective signs of either alcohol or drug intoxication and determined that no further investigation regarding intoxication was warranted.”
At the time of the crash, authorities said it did not appear Lohan was responsible. According to the police report, the officer on the scene concluded Ortega caused the accident by making an illegal U-turn in a business district.
The lawsuit filed by Ortega seeks at least $200,000 in damages, and also names The Ivy restaurant as a defendant, claiming its staff gave Lohan alcoholic drinks even though she was under the legal drinking age.