Lindsay Lohan faces the prospect of being sent back to
jail after a judge in Los Angeles revoked her probation in the
light of new charges over a June traffic accident.
Lohan, 26, who was not present at the hearing, is on
probation for a 2011 jewellery theft. The "Mean Girls"
actress has been in and out of rehab and jail since a 2007
arrest for drunk driving and cocaine possession.
Lohan will be arraigned on January 15 on charges of reckless
driving and lying to police when she claimed she was not
behind the wheel of a car that smashed into a truck in June
in the California beach city of Santa Monica.
On the same day, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Jane
Godfrey said she would set a date for another hearing to
determine whether or not Lohan violated her probation, and
should be sent back to jail.
Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, did not enter a plea on the
actress's behalf on Wednesday, but she argued in court that
Lohan had not violated the terms of her probation.
The former "Parent Trap" child star, who was once considered
a promising Hollywood leading actress, was arrested in New
York on a misdemeanour assault charge on the same day the
Santa Monica car crash charges were filed last month.