Lindsay Lohan to Face Jail Time for Lying to Cops: Report

By Andrew Lu on November 06, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Lindsay Lohan could be headed to jail, as it appears the actress will be charged with lying to police following a car accident earlier this year, reports gossip website TMZ.

Lohan was accused of driving her Porsche into the back of an 18-wheel truck in Santa Monica, Calif., in June. However, the 26-year-old actress allegedly lied to police and told them that her assistant was behind the wheel at the time, and not her. Her assistant contradicted the story and identified Lohan as the driver.

Lying to police is considered a misdemeanor offense, for which a person typically does not face prison time. However, because the "Mean Girls" star was already currently on probation for a necklace theft, she could be sent away if convicted of her most recent alleged crime.

To avoid prison time for the necklace theft, Lohan agreed to a plea deal in which she was sentenced to probation, which required her to stay out of trouble. It also included the stipulation that she could be sent to jail if she violated the terms of her probation.

But since the plea deal, Lohan has had a very hard time staying out of trouble, especially while driving.

Along with the June car accident and her alleged lying to police, Lohan also got into trouble over allegations that she stole $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses from a house party, as well as allegations that she hit a pedestrian in her car while partying in New York. To be fair to Lohan, both of those allegations were eventually dropped.

For the necklace theft, Lohan was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service, reports If convicted of lying to police, Lohan could potentially be ordered to serve a much longer sentence behind bars.

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