Lindsay Lohan's probation stemming from the theft of a necklace from a Venice jewelry store was revoked Wednesday in light of new charges accusing the actress of driving recklessly in Santa Monica and lying to police.
Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Jane Godfrey scheduled another hearing for Jan. 15, when Lohan will be arraigned on three misdemeanor charges stemming from a June 8 collision in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway—willfully resisting, obstructing or delaying a police officer; providing false information to a police officer; and reckless driving.
A date will also be set that day for a hearing to determine whether Lohan violated her probation. If she is found in violation, Lohan could face jail time.
During a brief hearing this morning at the Airport Branch Courthouse—which Lohan did not attend—defense attorney Shawn Holley said she did not believe the actress had violated probation. The new charges against Lohan, 26, were filed Nov. 29.
The actress allegedly told police she was not driving a Porsche that collided with a dump truck on PCH. But Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said "information was developed that Lohan was the driver of the Porsche when the accident occurred."
The misdemeanor charges each carry potential jail terms ranging from three months to a year. Lohan, whose most recent performance in the Lifetime production of Liz & Dick was generally lambasted by critics after it premiered last month, was sentenced to 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 served brief jail stints 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 her probation in the shoplifting case to unsupervised status.
The new charges, however, could lead to the revocation of her probation and possible jail time. The Santa Monica charges were filed just hours after the Mean Girls actress was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight at the Avenue nightclub in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. No charges have been filed in that case.