By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
As we previously reported LiLo, 25, was leaving Sayers Club in Hollywood Wednesday at 12:20 am PT in her new black Porsche when she was blocked by a horde of paparazzi and club patrons from the nearby Hookah Lounge, officials said.
As Lindsay was trying to make a U-turn among the crowd at the late night hotspot, she nearly hit the car of the Hookah Lounge’s manager, police said. When he got out of his car to warn her of the near-hit, she reportedly grazed his knee and sped off. One of the manager’s employees called police to report a “traffic collision,” according to the LAPD Hollywood Division.
Police responded to the scene to investigate if a hit-and-run had taken place or if anyone was injured; authorities told RadarOnline.com that when officers arrived, they interviewed people on the scene, including the manager of the Hookah Lounge.
“There was no evidence of a crime or a hit and run,” a police spokesperson told us. “There was no evidence of a crime.”
However, the manager subsequently went to the hospital and is planning on pressing charges against the actress, after he found out who the driver of the car was the infamous wayward actress.
“Lindsay is adamant that she absolutely didn’t hit anyone while she was driving. Lindsay is extremely upset that there would be speculation she would ditch the scene of a potential crime scene. She is days away from being taken off formal probation. Lindsay has talked to her attorney Shawn Holley, who has subsequently reached out to cops from the LAPD Hollywood division. Would it make sense for Lindsay to flee the scene with tons of paparazzi? No, she wouldn’t have done that if there was a remote possibility she had hit someone,” the source says.
Moments after the alleged hit-and-run, Lindsay was stopped by cops, but she wasn’t driving and was in the passenger seat and “was told that she hadn’t hit anyone with her car. Lindsay was absolutley 100% sober, and cops had no reason to arrest her. Lindsay’s probation officer will be notified Wednesday morning that a person is claiming to have been hit by her, but that initially after the incident, the manager of the Hookah Lounge was telling everyone he was fine and wasn’t complaining of any injuries,” the insider says.
Lindsay is set to appear in front of Judge Stephanie Sautner on Thursday, March 29 for a final progress report. If a police report is filed by the manager of the Hookah Lounge, that could place Lohan in jeopardy of having her probation violated, and go to jail.
Calls seeking comment from Lohan’s publicist weren’t immediately returned.