Lohan Surrenders to Police for May Crash

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 26, 2005

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Lindsay Lohan, under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, has turned herself in to police in connection with a Memorial Day weekend car crash.

Accompanied by her attorney, the 21-year-old actress surrendered at the Beverly Hills Police Department shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday to be fingerprinted and photographed, Officer Brian Ballieweg said.

Lohan’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was above .08, California’s legal limit, said Ballieweg, who did not disclose how high it was. She is also under arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor hit and run, he said.

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Lohan was released on her own recognizance. A court date was scheduled for August 24.

A message left early Friday with her publicist was not immediately returned.

The surrender was first reported by TV’s “The Insider.”

Lohan and two other adults were in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible when she lost control and crashed into a curb and shrubs on Sunset Boulevard on May 26, police said.

Lohan got into a second car and was driven to a hospital in nearby Century City for treatment of minor injuries, police said. The other people in her car were not hurt.

Officers received a 911 call about the accident and traced her to the hospital. Police said at the time she had been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, though it wasn’t formal until Thursday.

Last week, Lohan checked out of a rehabilitation center after a stay of more than six weeks. It was her second stint in rehab this year. She said in January she had checked into rehab for substance abuse treatment.

A service of the Associated Press(AP)