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Lindsay Lohan pleads not guilty in latest court fight

Published on Jan 16, 2013 6:09 AM
In this Oct 11, 2012 file photo, Lindsay Lohan attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng launch party at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, California. -- PHOTO: RICHARD SHOTWELL/INVISION/AP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The troubled American actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three misdemeanor charges stemming from an auto accident in a case that could send her to prison.

Lohan did not attend the hearing in Santa Monica, west of Los Angeles, and did not have to do so. The judge convened the next hearing for Jan 30.

The 26-year-old actress was charged in November with resisting and obstructing an officer, giving false testimony and driving recklessly. All this stemmed from an accident in which a Porsche hit a truck; Lohan said she was not driving the sports car in that June accident in Santa Monica.

Police later concluded she had in fact been driving the Porsche.

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