Lindsay Lohan’s Arrest: ‘She Will Be Completely Exonerated,’ Says Actress’ Father Michael (EXCLUSIVE)

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Lindsay Lohan’s father is speaking out for the first time since her arrest in New York City — and professing his famous daughter’s innocence.

“From what we know now, she will be completely exonerated,” Michael Lohan told Celebuzz exclusively.

One reason: Michael says the famously troubled starlet wasn’t under the influence during the incident.

“They tested her and she wasn’t drinking,” Michael said, adding that right now, “Lindsay is okay. She’s sleeping, and I’m letting her rest.”

As reported by Celebuzz, the 26-year-old was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with leaving the scene of an accident  after she allegedly hit a pedestrian with her vehicle while pulling into her downtown hotel. Sources told TMZ one of Lindsay’s passengers exited the vehicle to assess damage before the starlet and her crew went inside.

The victim of the incident, who was struck in the knee, was reportedly taken the hospital although he suffered no visible injuries. Lindsay was later arrested as she left the hotel at around 2:30AM. She was released from jail with a desk appearance ticket.

A source who wished to remain anonymous told Celebuzz that the star reached out to Michael during her brief time in jail. “She called her father when she was handcuffed to the bench,” said the insider.

Michael confirmed the phone call, saying, “I’m really proud Lindsay had the confidence to reach out to me. I’m also very proud that she wasn’t drinking.”

Lindsay — who was released from formal probation on March 29 after a series of DUI arrests — remains on informal probation for a case in which she was accused of stealing a necklace from a Los Angeles-area jeweler.

Lindsay Lohan’s publicist says the furor over the actress’ Wednesday morning hit-and-run is “much ado about nothing” and the charge against her “will be cleared up in the coming weeks.” On The Daily Buzz, our panel investigates. WATCH FULL SEGMENT BELOW. Watch The Daily Buzz each weekday at 4.30 pm ET.