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Lindsay Lohan Hit and Run: Hits Man With Her New Porsche

Lindsay Lohan's good-girl makeover isn't complete yet. Looks like she's still got some of that "old Lindsay" in her.

Early Wednesday morning, TMZ reports that LiLo was caught in a hit and run after leaving a nightclub.

According to onlookers, Lohan was in her spanking new Porsche and hit the manager of the Hookah Lounge as she was pulling out of the parking lot of Sayers Club in Hollywood, just after midnight.

Of course, she may have been somewhat distracted by the swarm of photographers eager to catch a glimpse of the former child-star.

As she was making a three-point turn, her car nudged a parked Corvette. According to The Associated Press, Lohan's Porsche grazed the knee of the man, whose name has not yet been released.

At the time of the incident, police arrived and talk to a few people. They determined that nobody had been injured and called the case closed. No police report was taken at that time. The police did mention that if it was later found that somebody was injured, they would reopen the case.

The manager of the Hookah Lounge probably got that memo that he'd been "hit" by a celebrity. At the time of the accident, he claimed not to have known who Lindsay Lohan was, as he was from a different country.

At that time, he claimed he was okay.

A few hours later, he was at the emergency room. TMZ reports that he plans to press charges and retain an attorney.

Given Lohan's track record with driving, it's hard to say what's in store for LiLo this time around. California law requires (in Vehicle Code Section 20001) that the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting to injury to a person, other than himself or herself, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.

Penalties for violation of this section could include a fine, jail time or both.

And from the looks of it, there may also be a civil lawsuit in the making here, too.

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