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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

LiLo not facing charges for alleged hit and run

ANI  Washington, May 05, 2012
First Published: 13:45 IST(5/5/2012) | Last Updated: 15:31 IST(5/5/2012)

Lindsay Lohan won’t be facing any prosecution over a nightclub manager’s claims that the actress struck him with her sports car due to lack of evidence and doubts about his credibility.

Police had asked the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to review whether Lohan should be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but the office determined there was insufficient evidence to pursue a case.

Police interviewed the manager, reviewed surveillance footage and looked at Lohan’s Porsche and found no evidence that an accident had occurred.

Thaer Kamal, manager of the Hookah Lounge in Hollywood, accused Lohan of striking him with her Porsche early on March 14, just two weeks before the actress’ supervised probation ended. A charge evaluation worksheet noted that although Kamal called 911, he refused medical treatment at the scene and told police he had been grazed by Lohan’s car along his right leg.

He refused to cooperate on follow-up interviews until roughly two weeks later, when he gave detectives a photo of a bruised left knee and appeared for the interview with his left knee bandaged, according to the prosecutor’s summary.

“There is no direct evidence to show Lindsay Lohan or anyone else struck victim Kamal,” CBS News quoted Deputy District Attorney John Gilligan as writing.

“Victim Kamal’s changed story and lack of cooperation with law enforcement make him a non-credible witness,” Gilligan added.

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