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What a day: Arrest in NYC, charges in LA

– Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday in New York City after police said she hit a woman during an argument, then hours later was charged in California with lying to police and reckless driving for a June crash in which her Porsche slammed into a dump truck.

The actress was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault.

She left a police precinct nearly four hours later.

Lohan, 26, allegedly got into the spat with another woman at Club Avenue, in Manhattan’s Chelsea section. She struck the woman in the face with her hand, police said.

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

After the June crash, the actress told police her assistant was driving, but detectives determined Lohan was behind the wheel, police said. The Santa Monica City Attorney’s office charged her with three misdemeanors: providing false information to police, reckless driving and willfully obstructing a police officer from their duties. No date for Lohan’s arraignment was announced, but the charges are likely to trigger a probation violation for a 2011 necklace theft case.

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