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Lohan rep says he expects actress will be cleared

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan's publicist says he expects the actress to be cleared of wrongdoing after her arrest for grazing a pedestrian in New York.

Steve Honig says the incident appears to be "much ado about nothing" and claims that Lohan struck a pedestrian and didn't stop will be proven false.

Lohan was arrested at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday as she left a New York City nightclub. Police say alcohol was not involved, but she was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury.

The man Lohan allegedly struck was taken to a hospital for a knee injury and released.

The 26-year-old actress remains on probation for taking a necklace from a jewelry store without permission, but she's not required to appear in court anymore for updates.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop driving, police said.

The 26-year-old actress was arrested at 2:25 a.m. as she left a nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, police said. They said no alcohol was involved.

Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket and scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23.

Her publicist, Steve Honig, declined to comment. Her attorneys did not immediately respond to voicemails and emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Police said Lohan was slowly driving a black Porsche through an alley between the Dream Hotel and the Maritime Hotel on 16th Street when the accident occurred. The victim called 911. He was treated at a hospital for a knee injury and released.

It was the latest car accident involving Lohan.

On June 8, Lohan was involved in a crash in California that sent her and her assistant to a hospital. They were on their way to a shoot for the film "Liz and Dick" when Lohan's Porsche collided with a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. Neither was seriously injured and Lohan resumed shooting later in the day.

The accident remains under investigation; police have said they are trying to determine who was driving.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace last year from a jewelry store without permission. She completed a strict counseling and morgue cleanup duty program implemented by a judge. She is not required to check in with a judge or probation officer, but she could face a jail term if she is re-arrested.

Lohan recently filmed "The Canyons," a film by "Less Than Zero" author Bret Easton Ellis. "The Canyons" has Lohan playing opposite James Deen, who is best known as an adult film star with thousands of movies to his credit.

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