Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Mark Rosen said, “The $50,000 warrant issued by the Beverly Hills Superior Court stems from a May 2007 arrest of Miss Lohan for DUI and hit-and-run. The circumstances leading to the issuance of the warrant by the court are not readily available at this time. It is our hope that Miss Lohan will surrender herself so that this matter will be resolved in a timely manner.”
Shawn Chapman Holley, Lindsay’s attorney, said the warrant was a “misunderstanding.”
“Since her case was resolved, Ms. Lohan has been in compliance with all the terms and conditions of her probation and all orders of the court. The warrant issued on Friday was, in our view, born out of a misunderstanding which I am confident I can clear up next week,” said Holley.
“I spoke to her attorney this morning. The attorney believes it was just a miscommunication with the court,” said Lieutenant Rosen. “She hopes to resolve it in court this coming week. And I’m sure that if it’s not resolved in court that we’ll work out something with Ms. Lohan to voluntarily surrender.”
In May of 2007 Lohan was arrested for driving under the influence after losing control of her vehicle, which ended up on the curb. Police discovered cocaine in her car and subsequent lab tests confirmed that cocaine was also in her system.
Lindsay spent some time in rehab after that, but was arrested again for drunk driving on July 24, 2007. She pled guilty in August 2007, and was sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for three years. The one day in jail made headlines at the time since the “one day” ended up to be a total of only 84 minutes in jail because she was released early due to jail overcrowding.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has a hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, March 16, 2009, at a Beverly Hills courthouse.