CIVIC CENTER, July 24, 2007 – Lindsay Lohan, the 21-year-old actress and paparazzi favorite, was booked in the wee hours this morning at the Santa Monica jail for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and for driving with a suspended/revoked driver’s license.
“At 1:35 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department received a call of two vehicles chasing each other in the area of Main Street and Pico Boulevard,” said SMPD spokesman Lt. Alex Padilla. “Officers responded to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium parking lot located at 1855 Main Street and upon arrival spoke with the drivers of two vehicles. The vehicle that was being chased was a 2007 black Cadillac Escalade and was being driven by the mother of Lindsay Lohan’s personal assistant. The other vehicle was a 2004 white GMC Yukon and was being driven by Lindsay Lohan.”
Police officers smelled alcohol on Lohan’s breath while they conducted a preliminary investigation at the scene, said Padilla. “Lohan failed a field sobriety exam administered by the officers. Lohan was given the opportunity to take a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test at the scene but refused.”
She was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to the Santa Monica jail. While in the jail, an alcohol breath test was administered to Lohan, and the results were 0.12% and 0.13%, the police reported. The California legal limit is 0.08%. “During the booking process, officers found a small amount of cocaine in Lohan’s pocket,” Padilla added.
It was reported that Lohan’s attorney posted $25,000 bail at 6:20 a.m. and she was released at that time.
Media reports circulating throughout Southern California indicate that Lohan was quietly booked last week by the Beverly Hills Police Department for a Memorial Day weekend crash (allegedly a DUI) that occurred before she turned 21 earlier this month, and that she is due back in court on August 24 to face charges of driving with an illegally elevated blood alcohol level and of misdemeanor hit and run in connection with that incident.