The 'Liz & Dick' actress was taken into custody by police for leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly clipping a pedestrian with her car in New York City early this morning (19.09.12).
One of Lohan's passengers got out and checked her vehicle for damage, and then the group went into the hotel.
Police were called and when she walked out of the building at 2.30am - around half an hour after the accident - the actress was arrested.
The 26-year-old actress was booked for the misdemeanour offence of leaving the scene of an accident and released with a desk appearance ticket, meaning she did not have to pay bail before release.
The alleged victim was not knocked down by the vehicle and had no visible injuries, but was still taken to hospital.
Though the offence is a misdemeanour, it could trigger a probation violation in the 'Mean Girls' star's jewellery theft case as one of the conditions of probation is that she obeys all laws.
Lohan's arrest comes just days after the actress voiced her frustrations on twitter about Disney actress Amanda Bynes' recent troubles. She tweeted, "Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far? (sic)"LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS AMANDA BYNES TO BE PUNISHED