Lindsay Lohan arrested for hitting woman during argument at NYC nightclub, police say

Lindsay Lohan, center, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Louis Lanzano
Lindsay Lohan (center) is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station with her face shielded on Nov. 29, 2012, in New York
AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Police arrested actress Lindsay Lohan early Thursday for third-degree assault after she allegedly hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub.

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Police said Lohan got into a spat with another woman at a Manhattan club, where she struck the woman in the face with her hand. The woman did not require medical attention.

The Associated Press reported that the "Mean Girls" star left a police precinct Thursday morning with a black jacket pulled over her head. She was wearing leggings, a green mini skirt and high-heels, and drove off in a black SUV.

The arrest is just Lohan's latest brush with law enforcement in New York City.

She was involved in a NYPD investigation in September after alleging a man had assaulted her in a New York hotel, but charges against the man were later dropped. The actress was also accused of clipping a man with her car in September outside another Manhattan nightclub, but prosecutors chose not to move ahead with charges.

In October, police were called to her childhood home on Long Island after a report of fight between her and her mother. An investigation revealed "no criminality."

The actress was also involved in a car accident in California this summer that sent her and an assistant to a hospital, but didn't result in serious injuries for anyone. The accident remains under investigation.

In May, Lohan was cleared of allegations that she struck a Hollywood nightclub manager with her car.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewelry store without permission last year. That means she doesn't have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

Her latest film, "Liz & Dick," in which she portrays screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, premiered on Lifetime on Sunday. Lohan also recently filmed "The Canyons," an indie film written by "Less Than Zero" and "American Psycho" author Bret Easton Ellis.

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