Lindsay Lohan has dodged a serious problem after police confiscated an open container of alcohol in the trunk of the car that she crashed into a truck on Friday.
According to TMZ.com, law enforcement sources said that the 25-year-old actress had a plastic water bottle filled with alcohol in the rented Porsche that ploughed into a truck in Santa Monica, the Daily Mail reported.
Fortunately for Lohan, who is on probation from an unrelated incident, it is not a violation in the state of California to drive with an open container in the trunk.
Police said that the bottle was found in the debris field and scooped up along with other parts and placed in the trunk before it was towed away.
The comments contradict reports from a tow truck driver at the scene who told the website that the water bottle was confiscated directly from the trunk.
The actress, who was taken to UCLA hospital with her assistant after the incident, reportedly had no alcohol in her system.
Both women, and the driver of the truck, identified as James Johnson, are said to have emerged uninjured.
Lindsay was back at work this week after the whole fiasco, as she reportedly refused to allow producers to halt filming because of her latest personal drama.
The troubled actress, who is trying to get her career back on track, is currently filming Lifetime biopic Liz and Dick, about the late Elizabeth Taylor’s relationship with Richard Burton.
However, her plan to put her legal woes behind her after a series of jail stints and probationary periods, seems to be unravelling.
According to reports, she could have probation revoked after she lied to police about not being behind the wheel of the car before the collision in Santa Monica on her way to set.
The actress remains on probation in a necklace theft case, but is no longer being supervised by a judge or probation officer.
A law enforcement source said that Lohan told police it was her assistant who was driving her black Porsche.
Eye-witnesses said both women hopped out of the passenger side of the vehicle.
When police questioned the actress’ assistant separately, the employee allegedly put the blame on Lohan, claiming her boss was in fact the one behind the wheel at the time of the collision.
The Santa Monica Police Department is said to have discovered the contradiction when they visited Lohan in hospital.
Under California law, it is offense to provide false information to law enforcement.
That means thet the Mean Girls star could now run the risk of getting her probation revoked from her shoplifting case last year, and may go to jail if found guilty.
The actress is said to have told friends the accident was down to a mechanical failure.
After the driver of the truck came forward to claim that the accident was entirely her fault, Lohan is said to have confessed to her friends that she couldn’t have avoided the crash because the brakes had failed.