Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with three misdemeanors for allegedly lying to Santa Monica police in connection with a June traffic accident on Pacific Coast Highway, authorities said. The charges come hours after the "Mean Girls" actress was arrested in New York on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, after she allegedly punched a woman in the face at Club Avenue in Manhattan's Meatpacking district.
Santa Monica prosecutors weighed charges against Lohan for weeks after police said they found evidence she lied when she said she was not behind the wheel of a Porsche that collided with a dump truck. Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said earlier this month the department's investigation had determined Lohan was driving the Porsche, contradicting statements the actress made to authorities after the crash. The charges mean an automatic revocation of her 2011 probation in connection with a conviction for shoplifting from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store. Lohan already has been sent to jail several times for violating the terms of her probation. But she eventually complied with the rules set down by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner.
More recently, the actress, 26, has been spending time in New York, where she has been part of several investigations. In September, the actress claimed she was choked by a political aide in a hotel room. Charges against the man were dropped. She was then accused of clipping a man with her car outside another Manhattan nightclub. No charges were filed in that case. In October, police were called to a reported domestic disturbance at Lohan's mother's home in Mineola, N.Y., after she had been arguing with her mother. The incident did not result in any arrests or prosecutions.Captain Kirk to help retire USS Enterprise
Captain James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is officially retired. A publicist for William Shatner said the actor will attend the ship's inactivation ceremony Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. Shatner is scheduled to perform Friday in Newport News. Shatner played Kirk at the helm of the starship Enterprise in the "Star Trek" television series and several movies. The world's first-nuclear powered aircraft carrier returned to Norfolk from its final deployment earlier this month. Saturday's inactivation will be its last public ceremony.
ARRESTED: "That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly was freed on bond after being arrested for assault. Police in the Charlotte, N.C., suburb of Mooresville arrested Kelly, 42, and her husband, Robert Joseph Gilliam, 61, after responding to a disturbance at their home. Both are free on bond on misdemeanor assault charges. Kelly portrayed Laurie Forman, sister of Topher Grace's lead character Eric, on the Fox series, which ended in 2006.
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