Lindsay Lohan Arrested: Allegations Against 'Mean Girls' Star Appear to be 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Says Rep
Although Lindsay Lohan was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hitting a man with her car, it appears the case will be wrapped up relatively quickly.
So says her rep, Steve Honig.
"While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing," Honig said in a statement released Wednesday. "We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."
TMZ first broke the story that Lohan, 26, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly hit a man -- now confirmed to be chef Jose Rodriguez -- in the knee with her car just outside her hotel in New York.
Shortly after, Rodriguez accused Lohan -- who has a history with alcohol, and the many DUI arrests to prove it -- of reeking of alcohol at the time of the accident.
"She was slurring,” he told the New York Daily News on Wednesday. "She smelled like alcohol real bad."
Celebuzz later spoke to Lohan's father, Michael, who predicted that his daughter will be just fine.
"From what we know now, she will be completely exonerated," he said.
Lohan -- who was released from formal probation on March 29 -- remains on informal probation for a case in which she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Los Angeles-area jeweler.
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