Lindsay Lohan is undoubtedly more famous these days for her multiple arrests than she is for her acting career. After the Liz & Dick star’s most recent arrest last Thursday, VOXXI decided to assemble a timeline of LiLo’s troubled run-ins with the law.
Lindsay Lohan’s arrests record and legal troubles dates back to 2005. Her long rap sheet includes hit-and-runs to most recently punching a woman in the face.
Timeline: Lindsay Lohan’s arrests record and legal troubles
February 2005: A couple filed a personal-injury suit against Lindsay Lohan claiming they were hurt during a car accident with the actress, MTV reported.
May 26, 2007: After going to rehab at the beginning of the year, Lindsay Lohan’s Mercedes convertible strikes a curb outside a Los Angeles club on May 26. She is arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, and police find what is later identified as cocaine at the scene. Two days later, she checks into an “intensive medical rehabilitation facility” for her second stint that year.
July 24, 2007: The actress is taken into custody in Santa Monica on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and possession of cocaine after she gets into a verbal argument with a woman whom she chased in her SUV.
July 2007: Lindsay Lohan checks out of Promises rehab on July 14 and then celebrates in Vegas (sober). Then, on July 24, Lohan was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence and felony drug possession, ABC News reported. The arrest stemmed from a car chase Lohan reportedly had with the mother of her personal assistant. She was later charged with seven misdemeanor counts in relation to two DUI arrests, MTV reported. She spent one day in jail, was ordered to go to rehab, and was placed on three years of probation. Lohan checks into rehab once again, mere hours after the arrest.
Aug. 23, 2007: Lindsay Lohan pleads guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and is sentenced to one day in jail, 10 days of community service, along with the completion of a drug-treatment program. She is placed on 36 months of probation and required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program and pay hundreds in fines. Additionally, she had to complete a three-day county coroner program that required her to visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunken drivers.
“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lohan writes in a statement released to MTV News after the August 23 hearing.
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October, 2007: She completes the rehab stint.
Nov. 15, 2007: LiLo spends a whopping 84 minutes in the Lynwood, Calif. jail before being released due to overcrowding.
March 13-16, 2009: A Beverly Hills judge issues a $50,000 warrant related to Lindsay Lohan’s May 2007 DUI arrest only to rescind it three days later after her attorney Shawn Holley shows that the starlet has been complying with the terms of her probation.
Oct. 16, 2009: After arriving more than an hour late to a probation hearing in Beverly Hills on October 16 for a progress review on her two DUI cases, Lindsay Lohan is given another year of probation due to failure to complete alcohol-education classes.
May 20, 2010: Her probation is revoked and a bench warrant is issued for the thespian’s arrest after Lindsay Lohan skips a court date to attend the Cannes film festival and then claims she couldn’t get back because, in the words of her attorney, “her passport was stolen.” The judge sets her bail at $100,000, which she later pays to win her freedom.
May 24, 2010: The trouble-prone party girl is fitted with an alcohol-monitoring SCRAM device on her ankle and ordered to refrain from drugs and booze and undergo weekly random drug testing as part of the conditions of her bail.
June 8, 2010: A judge rules Lindsay’s in violation of her probation, hikes her bail to $200,000 and issues a new bench warrant for her arrest two days after Lindsay’s SCRAM alcohol-monitoring ankle brace suspiciously lights up at an MTV Movie Awards after-party. The warrant is subsequently recalled after a bail bondsman covers Lohan’s bond.
July 6, 2010: Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail for failing to attend her court-ordered weekly alcohol education classes.
July 20, 2010: Lindsay surrenders and ultimately ends up serving two weeks before being released due to prison overcrowding and the non-violent nature of her crime. Lohan is later taken to UCLA Medical Center to begin her court-ordered rehab. She is again released early and permitted to continue her treatment on an outpatient basis.
September 2010: After failing a drug test, Lindsay Lohan’s probation is revoked and she later spends one day in jail. Days later, she is sent to the Betty Ford Center, where she remained for three months.
Even at home, she’s unable to stay out of trouble—her monitoring bracelet detects trace amounts of alcohol in her system, which under further investigation are not deemed a probation violation, so she receives no additional punishment. To this day, she remains on informal probation in connection with the jewelry theft case. She doesn’t have to check in with a probation officer in that case, but could face jail time if arrested again.
Dec. 12, 2010: During Lindsay Lohan’s rehab stint, a staffer at the Betty Ford Center accuses the starlet of attacking her after she asks Lohan to submit to a drug and alcohol test. The charges are later dropped.
Feb. 9, 2011: Surprise! LL is taken back into custody after pleading not guilty to a burglary charge after stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store. She is sentenced to 120 days in jail, 360 hours of community service at a Los Angeles women’s shelter and 120 hours service at the L.A. County morgue tied to the fact that any violations of the law constitute a violation of her probation. Due to overcrowding, she is assigned house arrest and is ordered to wear a tracking ankle monitor for 35 days.
Apr. 22, 2011: Lindsay Lohan is given 120 days in county jail and 480 hours of community service after a judge finds she violated her probation on the 2007 DUI. At the same time, her necklace-jacking charge is knocked down to a misdemeanor.
May 26, 2011: She’s released from L.A.’s Lynwood Jail due to overcrowding and serves out the rest of her stint under house arrest.
Oct. 19, 2011: The Mean Girls star has her probation revoked (again!) after failing to complete her court-ordered community service. After being briefly detained, she gets out after posting $100,000 bail. According to MTV, she is told that if she wants to stay out of jail, she needs to complete 16 hours of community service at the morgue before her next hearing.
November 2011: According to Business Insider, Lohan was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and extensive community service after she admitted to violating a past court order by failing to complete previously ordered community service.
March 14, 2012: Lohan is accused of allegedly sideswiping a person with her car outside a Hollywood hotspot and then fleeing the scene. L.A. prosecutors decline to prosecute, citing “no direct evidence.”
March 29, 2012: The comeback kid finally completes the probation in her DUI case and is placed on informal probation for the necklace theft.
June 2012: According to MTV, in the midst of trying to revive her career and posting several positive probation reports at the top of the year, she finds herself in more trouble. Although not seriously injured, she is taken to the hospital after crashing her Porsche into an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Days later it is reported that the actress may have lied to police about who was actually behind the wheel after saying she was in the passenger seat. That issue could still potentially lead to charges that could lead to possible jail time.
Sept. 19, 2012: Lohan was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident when a man claimed she hit his knee while trying to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel. Prosecutors ultimately dropped the charges citing insufficient evidence, Hello Online reported in October.
She wasn’t arrested this time but Lohan found herself in the crosshairs of a legal battle that same month when she claimed Congressional aide Christian LaBella assaulted her, according to The Chicago Tribune. While Lohan claimed LaBella assaulted her, leading to his arrest; the misdemeanor charges against him were later dropped.
Oct. 10, 2012: Cops respond to a disturbance call at the Long Island, N.Y. home where Lindsay is staying with her mother, Dina Lohan, after the two allegedly have a massive blowout. No charges are filed, however.
Nov. 29, 2012: Lindsay Lohan was arrested around 4 a.m. on Thursday (November 29) after police said she hit a woman in the face during an argument at a New York City lounge. A spokesperson for the New York Police Department told MTV News that Lohan, 26, was taken into custody outside the nightspot and charged with third-degree assault in the incident after she got into an argument with another woman at Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The victim reportedly did not need medical attention.
Her latest arrest comes days after she appeared in “Liz & Dick,” a Lifetime biopic of Elizabeth Taylor. Even as she tries to stage a career comeback, if her latest run-in means a return to her old ways, it could put a serious damper on any of those plans.