Lindsay Lohan is in the news again after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car early this morning. The actress was driving in downtown Manhattan when the incident in question occurred. Because she did not stay at the scene, but rather entered the Dream Hotel, Lohan was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 600(2)(a) mandates that a person, when operating his or her motor vehicle, knows or has cause to know that he or she has caused personal injury to another person, the driver must provide identification to the injured party. The story, reported in the NY Post, does not mention whether Lohan provided her information to the injured pedestrian, although it would appear from the arrest that she did not. Under normal circumstances, this situation would constitute a Class B misdemeanor. Lohan, however, is currently on probation, and has had driving violations in the past, which could amplify the charges in this case.
The New York Post has the full story here.