Lindsay Lohan is headed for trial next week for her lying-to-cops case, in which she slammed her Porsche into the back of a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica last June, and told cops she wasn’t the driver. Reports are the time for plea negotiations has passed, and Lindsay will go to trial March 18 in Los Angeles. TMZ is saying today that prosecutors plan to use two prior car crashes involving Ms. Lohan to convict her in this one.
When Lindsay Lohan appears in court next week, the prosecution plans to highlight two of the “Mean Girls” actress’s previous auto wrecks, in which she was the driver and lied about it, to show a “pattern of behavior”.
In May of 2007 Lindsay was infamously arrested in Beverly Hills for driving under the influence after her Mercedes struck a curb at 5:30 a.m. on Sunset Blvd.. Lohan lied to police when she insisted she was a passenger in the car.
Then a year ago in March of 2012, as Lindsay was leaving the Sayers Club in Hollywood in her Porsche just after midnight, she allegedly struck a pedestrian and left the scene. She later told cops she was a passenger when that accident occurred.
Sources are saying the prosecutors in her latest case will attempt to introduce these two prior incidents using the law that allows evidence of “prior bad acts”, in order to show Lindsay has a “pattern of misconduct”.
Not that the prosecution doesn’t have enough other evidence on their side. Lohan’s former assistant Gavin Doyle, whom the actress named as the driver in the crash, is set to testify against her as well.
There are other alleged witnesses of the accident that were on the scene, including the driver of the dump truck, who could be called to testify it was Lindsay behind the wheel.
Lohan could have accepted a 90 day lock down stint in a rehab facility that was offered as a plea deal in order to avoid going to jail, but she apparently rejected it, insisting she is innocent and that she doesn’t have any substance abuse problem.
The Daily News reports all plea deals are now off the table.