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Lohan arrested over NY fight, charged over LA crash

Published on Nov 30, 2012 6:26 AM
Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner in Washington in this April 28, 2012 file photo. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - United States (US) actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested for assault in New York Thursday, and also charged over a car crash in California, in a double legal blow which could in theory land her back to jail.

The perennially troubled 26-year-old, who is struggling to get her life back on the rails and remains on probation for a 2011 jewellery theft, was arrested in the early hours after a fight at a New York nightclub, police said.

"She was charged with assault" and ordered to appear at a later date, a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesman said, adding that the Mean Girls actress allegedly struck another woman.

In California, meanwhile, she was charged with three misdemeanors for allegedly lying to police about whether she was driving a Porsche that crashed into a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in June.

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