By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
After Lindsay Lohan is charged with lying to cops in connection with a horrific car accident last summer, the Los Angeles City Attorney will ask the judge to throw the embattled actress behind bars for violating terms of her probation in her necklace theft case, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Once Lindsay is formally charged with lying to cops, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office will ask for a formal probation violation hearing,” a law enforcement source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “At the conclusion of the probation hearing prosecutors will ask the judge to sentence Lindsay to significant time in jail, up to one year. Prosecutors and cops think there is more than enough evidence for the judge to find Lindsay in violation of probation and are hopeful that this time, she will face the maximum penalty for lying to cops. Remember, the burden is much lower for a probation violation, just the fact that Lindsay will be charged with a crime is enough for her probation to be revoked and sent to jail.”
As previously reported, Lohan rear ended a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway last summer. The Porsche, driven by Lindsay, was totaled and sent the actress and her assistant to the emergency room. Both were later released and didn’t suffer serious injuries. However, in the moments before Lohan’s legal ace attorney, Shawn Holley, arrived at the emergency room the Mean Girls star had already told cops she wasn’t driving. Investigators have confirmed with multiple eyewitnesses that Lilo was in fact driving.
Compounding matters, the tow truck driver Lindsay rear ended, James Johnson, will testify that her camp tried to pay him off immediately after the accident.
“Johnson has also told cops that Lindsay was absolutely trying to leave the scene of the accident without exchanging information with him. James’ testimony will be a key part of the probation violation proceedings,” the insider says. “Prosecutors are extremely frustrated that Lindsay continues to act as if she is above the law and feel that the judicial system hasn’t punished her harshly enough for her to stop her wild antics.”
Lindsay remains on probation from her necklace theft case, and under the terms of her probation has to obey all laws.