Lindsay Lohan's probation revoked after car crash charges

LOS ANGELES Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:40pm IST

Actress Lindsay Lohan smiles during a progress report hearing in her DUI case at Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, March 29, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Klamar

Actress Lindsay Lohan smiles during a progress report hearing in her DUI case at Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, March 29, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Joe Klamar

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan faced the prospect of being sent back to jail after a judge in Los Angeles revoked her probation on Wednesday in the light of new charges over a June traffic accident.

Lohan, 26, who was not present at the hearing, is on probation for a 2011 jewelry theft. The "Mean Girls" actress has been in and out of rehab and jail since a 2007 arrest for drunk driving and cocaine possession.

Lohan will be arraigned on January 15 on charges of reckless driving and lying to police when she claimed she was not behind the wheel of a car that smashed into a truck in June in the California beach city of Santa Monica.

On the same day, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Jane Godfrey said she would set a date for another hearing to determine whether or not Lohan violated her probation, and should be sent back to jail.

Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, did not enter a plea on the actress's behalf on Wednesday, but she argued in court that Lohan had not violated the terms of her probation.

The former "Parent Trap" child star, who was once considered a promising Hollywood leading actress, was arrested in New York on a misdemeanor assault charge on the same day the Santa Monica car crash charges were filed last month.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Jan Paschal)

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