Lindsay Lohan will be charged with lying to police after highway crash

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Lohan in NYC on Monday. (SplashNews)

The truth will set you free, and in Lindsay Lohan’s case, not telling it could land you in the slammer. It was reported on Tuesday that the “Liz & Dick” actress will be charged with lying to police at the time of her June 8 car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway because she told them she was not the one driving – even though multiple witnesses, including her personal assistant, said she was.

While the charge is a misdemeanor, it could spell jail time for the 26-year-old since she is still on probation for the January 2009 necklace theft, even though her official probation ended earlier this year. It will be up to Judge Stephanie Sautner, who oversaw that case, to decide whether or not Lohan could wind up back in jail. As of press time, the L.A. City Attorney’s Office was aware of the new charge against Lohan, but had yet to make a decision about charging her with a probation violation.

TMZ also reports that police found prescription pills in Lohan’s purse and strewn all over the trunk of her car when she slammed her rented Porsche into the back of an 18-wheeler on the PCH. But she avoided being charged with any drug crimes because they were all properly prescribed to her. At the time, it was also reported that a water bottle filled with alcohol was in Lohan's trunk as well.  

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