SANTA MONICA - The Santa Monica Police Department says it has evidence that Lindsay Lohan lied when she claimed she was not behind the wheel of a Porsche that collided with a dump truck earlier this year, and prosecutors are weighing whether to file charges, which could land her back in jail, it was reported today.
New charges could be considered a violation of her 2011 parole for shoplifting and lead to her returning to L.A. County jail.
An investigation has determined that Lohan was driving the Porsche during the June collision, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis told the Los Angeles Times. The finding contradicts statements Lohan made after the crash to law enforcement officers.
The Los Angeles County district attorney has already determined the matter is not worthy of a felony filing and referred the matter to the Santa Monica prosecutor's office to determine if the false statement amounts to a violation of the law, prosecutors told The Times. The office is expected to take action this week on the case.
Lohan was given probation for a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence. She was later convicted of shoplifting from a Venice jeweler.
The actress was sent to jail several times for violating the terms of her probation. But she eventually complied with a a schedule of community service at the county morgue and counseling.
In March, Judge Stephanie Sautner ended her probation in the DUI case and reduced the shoplifting probation to unsupervised status. But a new charge would mean Sautner could revoke Lohan's probation.