Actress Lindsay Lohan was back in the spotlight Wednesday following her arrest outside a New York nightspot on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident after a chef claimed her SUV clipped him, police said.
The arrest was a setback for the 26-year-old actress best known for movies such as "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls." After several years of arrests and short jail terms, Lohan in recent months had gotten back to making movies. Lohan, however, remains on probation for shoplifting a necklace in 2011 in Los Angeles. Any prosecution in New York could potentially affect her L.A. case.
Los Angeles city prosecutors said that leaving the scene of an accident could be considered a violation of her probation and could result in potentially more jail time or community service. But officials said that any action would be taken only if they received an official report from New York authorities.
Lohan's publicist, Steve Honig, dismissed the latest furor.
"While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing," Honig said. "We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."