Lohan arrives for court hearing on crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan has arrived in court for a hearing that will determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police.

The hearing had been set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday and she arrived after 9 a.m. It was unclear if the hearing had been delayed.

Lohan entered the courtroom looking slightly frazzled in a cream-colored pant suit.

It appears the actress is headed to trial over a June car crash that briefly sent her to the hospital and returned her to court for proceedings she could have avoided if she stayed out of trouble.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges filed after the accident _ reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.

Even if she isn’t convicted, the “Liz & Dick” star could face up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated her probation in a 2011 theft case.

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Lindsay Lohan is returning to court for a hearing that will determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police.

It appears the actress is headed to trial over a June car crash that briefly sent her to the hospital and returned her to a courthouse she could have avoided if she stayed out of trouble.

Lohan has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges filed after the accident _ reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.

Even if she isn’t convicted, the “Liz & Dick” star faces up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines she violated her probation in a 2011 theft case.

The actress is due in court Monday for a hearing that will determine when she goes to trial on the new charges. A judge has previously refused to delay a trial, which would place Lohan in front of a jury for the first time.

Lohan reportedly missed her original Sunday night flight from New York to Los Angeles, instead traveling on a private plane provided by a Los Angeles-based energy drink company for which she has made promotional appearances.

“Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA,” she tweeted early Monday.

Since a pair of arrests for driving under the influence in 2007, Lohan has resolved her numerous court problems without ever going to trial. Instead she has faced numerous judges who have sentenced her to jail, rehab and counseling, which even her current attorney acknowledges have not completely helped the troubled actress.

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