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Lindsay Lohan car chase case settled, dismissed

May 27, 2011 |  4:28 pm

Lindsay Lohan settles car chase case Lindsay Lohan has finally settled her July 2007 car chase case with Tracie Rice.

The actress reached a settlement agreement Wednesday with Rice, the woman whom Lohan allegedly chased down Pacific Coast Highway in her assistant's mother's car and "terrorized," TMZ reported.

The "Gotti: Three Generations" actress had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and cocaine possession when the chase ended in a Santa Monica parking lot. Rice brought the suit in 2008, but in the meantime, Lohan took a plea deal for the DUI and another from May 2007 and was put on probation, which she subsequently and infamously kept violating.  

The Rice case had been delayed several times because of Lohan's stints in jail and rehab.

Lohan's attorney Ed McPherson confirmed that the actress and Rice reached a confidential deal. 

"Lindsay is very pleased to put this unfortunate event behind her," McPherson wrote in a statement to the Associated Press.

Lohan, who is under house arrest for her probation violation and misdemeanor theft conviction, still faces a lawsuit with the three passengers in the car before she allegedly commandeered it to go after Rice.

Ronnie Blake, Jakon Sutter and Dante Nigro have accused her of assault, battery, negligence, slander, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress stemming from the incident. McPherson said Lohan expects to be vindicated in that case.


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Photo: Lindsay Lohan during a February arraignment. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Getty Images.