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Arrest warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan

AN arrest warrant has been issued for actress Lindsay Lohan, possibly in connection with a 2007 drunk driving arrest after she crashed her Mercedes-Benz into a tree, police said on Saturday.

The warrant was issued on Friday by a judge in Beverly Hills Superior Court and carries a bail amount of US$50,000, police sergeant Mike Foxen said.

"We believe it has to do with her arrest for DUI," Foxen said. He said he did not have any other details about the warrant.

Lohan's publicist and one of her attorneys did not respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment on Saturday.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office had not been formally advised that a warrant was issued, spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.

However, a Beverly Hills court hearing for Lohan is scheduled for today and it "apparently has something to do with Ms Lohan's probation," Gibbons said. "We don't know exactly what it's about. The court contacted the defense directly."

The 22-year-old star of the 2004 movie "Mean Girls" was arrested in 2007 after crashing her Mercedes in Beverly Hills.

She was arrested again last July after the mother of her former personal assistant reported that her car was being chased by a sport utility vehicle. Police said Lohan was at the wheel of the SUV.

Lohan pleaded guilty in August 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no contest to two counts of drunk driving and one count of reckless driving.

Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail and had to perform community service and undergo drug-rehabilitation treatment.

At the time, she released a statement that read: "It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs."

Lohan was placed on probation for three years. A prosecutor warned that if she violated her probation Lohan could face up to a year in jail on each of the drunk-driving and cocaine charges and 90 days on the reckless-driving charge. Violations could include failing to complete a drug test or report to her probation officer.


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