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Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan's arrest [UPDATED]

March 14, 2009 | 10:42 am

Lohan Actress Lindsay Lohan has been asked to surrender to authorities after Beverly Hills Superior Court issued a warrant for her arrest Friday.

The warrant stems from a DUI and hit-and-run incident in May 2007, according to Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen.

Lohan’s attorney this morning said she believes the warrant is “born out of a misunderstanding” and expressed confidence it would be resolved quickly.

“Ms. Lohan has been in compliance with all the terms and conditions of her probation and all orders of the court,” said Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan’s attorney.

In the 2007 incident Lohan was arrested after she lost control of her Mercedes SL65 at Sunset Boulevard and Foothill Drive, jumped the curb and crashed into some shrubs. Her Mercedes was driven from the scene and was discovered by police at a nearby condominium complex. A small amount of cocaine also was found inside the vehicle.

The actress who starred in such films as "Georgia Rule" and "Mean Girls" had left the scene and was taken to Century City Doctors Hospital, where she was taken into custody.

On Aug. 23, 2007, Lohan pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges while admitting to using cocaine in two separate incidents. She was placed on probation for three years and was ordered to serve 10 days of community service. She was also ordered to spend at least 30 days in a drug rehabilitation program and complete an 18-month alcohol education program.

The website TMZ reported catching up with Lohan Friday night at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, but Lohan left without answering questions about the warrant.

Beverly Hills police said they are not actively looking for Lohan and the actresses attorney said she hopes to resolve the situation without her client being forced to surrender.

-- Ruben Vives

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