(LOS ANGELES) — The aftermath of Lindsay Lohan’s car accident last Friday may prove to be more serious than initially reported.
TMZ.com is reporting that Lohan falsely claimed to police that she was a passenger in, and not the driver of, the Porsche that struck a dump truck near Los Angeles. She reportedly said her assistant was driving the car, but, according to TMZ, the assistant later told police it was Lohan who was behind the wheel.
TMZ notes that providing false information to a police officer is a crime, and suggests it could be a violation of Lohan’s informal probation in her 2011 shoplifting case.
The driver of the dump truck previously told TMZ that one of Lohan’s people allegedly tried to bribe him into not calling the police following the accident. A rep for the Mean Girls star denies the claim.
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