It's not just about Lohan lying this time. The authorities have evidence showing that it wasn't the first time, and that it is sort of her backstop, something that the troubled actress does when she gets into these sorts of cases: She lies and says she wasn't driving, even if she was.
Lohan's case is for allegedly telling the police she was not driving her rented Porsche last summer, when it crashed into the rear of a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway. She was, in fact, the driver.
In May of 2007, Lohan was arrested for driving under the influence after her Mercedes struck a curb at 5:30 a.m. on Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Lohan told the authorities she was a passenger in the car. This was, in fact, a lie.
In March of 2012, Lohan was leaving the Sayers Club in Hollywood in her Porsche just after midnight when she allegedly struck a pedestrian and fled. She told cops she was a passenger. This was, in fact, another lie.
Sources say that prosecutors will attempt to introduce the two incidents under the law that allows evidence of "prior bad acts" that shows a pattern of misconduct by the person charged in the case.