Lindsay Lohan skips flight to trial to go clubbing

18 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

Lindsay Lohan is searching for a private plane to get her to court on time. The drama comes a day after Lindsay allegedly missed her original booked flight - which would have saw her return to Los Angeles on Saturday (16.03.13) in order to go to a club to see the band City of the Sun.The 'Liz & Dick' actress - who is due in court today (18.03.13) to begin her trial for allegedly lying to police following a crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in June - had boarded a scheduled flight to Los Angeles from New York yesterday (17.03.13) but decided to get off the plane because she was concerned fuel was leaking from the aircraft.According to gossip website TMZ, Lindsay - who left her bags behind - told friends around 35 other people also got off the plane because of worries over its safety.The 26-year-old star is said to be desperately contacting all her friends in a bid to get help finding a private plane to get her to Los Angeles on time.Flight reports say Lindsay's scheduled plane was delayed up to an hour and diverted to Las Vegas to pick up more fuel before continuing to Los Angeles.If the 'Mean Girls' star fails to show up in court, a bench warrant will be issued for her arrest.Lindsay Lohan faces months in jail if she is convicted of lying to police.The 'Liz & Dick' actress is due to go on trial in Los Angeles today (18.03.13) for charges relating to a car accident last June and prosecutors are reportedly pushing for her to be given the maximum 240-day prison sentence if the jury finds her guilty.According to TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney will be in court pushing for the tough prison term for violating the terms of probation which were set over the actress' conviction for stealing a necklace in July 2011.However, the Santa Monica City Attorney - which is prosecuting the charges of lying to police over who was behind the wheel of Lindsay's car after the accident - will not ask for additional jail time if she is given the maximum sentence for the probation violation.Even if she does receive the maximum sentence, it is expected Lindsay would still only serve between 60 and 90 days in jail.However, if the 26-year-old star is convicted of any offences, she will be placed on probation for another two years, meaning she runs the risk of appearing before a court again if she violates any law.The actress could have avoided jail time but rejected plea deals including a 90-day rehab stint or be placed under house arrest for 90 days.

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